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? Please be advised: Plan Review and Permitting Services staff will not be available for consultations… Read More

Of Interest

Millbrook Dam Reconstruction -UPDATE

Otonabee Conservation has embarked upon a major capital  project with the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam. The Board of Directors of… Read More

Protecting drinking water sources

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

2018 Watershed Report Card

Today is World Water Day and Otonabee Conservation has released the 2018 Watershed Report Card for our local area. Otonabee… Read More


Otonabee Conservation is accepting applications for the position of Engineering Technologist.

Here is the latest update on construction activity at the Millbrook Dam.

Fees for  permits and plan review  increased 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.

Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario is conducting a survey of residents who have a well on their property (residents whose source of drinking water is groundwater). If you are interested in learning more about this project and the survey, please click here.



Celebration of Trails June 3, 2018

Otonabee Conservation welcomes hikers, cyclists, walkers and mountain biking enthusiasts to join the celebration of… Read More

Board of Directors Meeting June 21

You are invited to attend the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Otonabee… Read More


Trees add to History and Habitat at Lang Pioneer Village

Otonabee Conservation, in partnership with Tree Canada, Siemens Canada Limited and the County of Peterborough… Read More

New Agreement with Peterborough Trailbuilders Association

Otonabee Conservation has entered into a new agreement with the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association (PTA) which… Read More

International Trails Day Events, June 2-3

Bikes at Haroldtown

Otonabee Conservation and its community partners are pleased to announce the 7th Annual International Trails… Read More

Free Admission to Selwyn Beach Conservation Area

Otonabee Conservation has removed the visitor entrance fee for the Selwyn Beach Conservation Area. Effective… Read More