A HEALTHY natural environment where communities THRIVE


Conservation Areas

White-throated Sparrow

Conservation areas are natural lands owned by Otonabee Conservation that offer watershed residents and visitors to the region opportunities to explore and enjoy the outdoors. Camping, spelunking, hiking, fishing, swimming and canoeing top the list of favourite activities to be enjoyed. Read More

Apply for a Permit

photo of applying for permit

What is Ontario Regulation 167/06? Otonabee Conservation’s regulation under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, is known as Ontario… Read More

Of Interest

Millbrook Dam Reconstruction -UPDATE

Otonabee Conservation is set to embark upon a major capital  project with the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam. The Board of… Read More

Drinking Water Source Protection

Risk Management Office

Source water is the water from lakes, rivers and underground aquifers that all Ontarians rely on for drinking water from… Read More

Watershed Health Monitoring

Collecting & Picking Jackson Creek

Otonabee Conservation staff use an integrated, science-based approach to understanding the ecological processes and state of natural resources in the… Read More


Onsite construction activity is underway at the Millbrook Dam. Here is the latest update for your information.

Fees for permits and plan review will increase on January 1, 2018. Payment of fees for Permits and other services can now be made by credit card at the administrative office of Otonabee Conservation.



Board of Directors Meeting ~ February 15, 2018

You are invited to attend the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday afternoon, February 15,… Read More

Board of Directors Meeting ~ March 22, 2018

You are invited to attend the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday afternoon, March 22, 2018… Read More


Otonabee Conservation recognizes Environmental Excellence

Otonabee Conservation presented the Environmental Excellence Awards at its 59th Annual Meeting held last evening… Read More

Healthy ecosystems benefit human health ~ Otonabee Conservation Annual Meeting

The 59th Annual Meeting of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority will feature a special presentation… Read More

Otonabee Conservation Approves 2018 Budget

Watershed monitoring staff

The Board of Directors of Otonabee Conservation has approved an Operating and Capital Budget for… Read More

New Conservation Authorities Act Will Help Build Stronger Environment

Conservation Authorities are pleased to see the Province take a bold step to ensure more… Read More