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

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


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.

Otonabee Conservation welcomes applications for the position of Planning and Development Officer. Deadline for applications is December 1st, 2017.


Board of Directors Meeting – December 14, 2017

Meetings of the Board of Directors of Otonabee Conservation are open to the public. The… Read More

Annual General Meeting ~ January 18, 2018

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Board of Directors of… Read More

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


Floating Boardwalk Removed

  Otonabee Conservation advises that the floating boardwalk at the Imagine the Marsh Conservation Area… Read More

Bat Walks confirm presence of 5 species

For the 70+ night hikers, they were an exciting discovery. Five different bat species, including… Read More

Public Reminders about Exploring Natural Areas with Dogs

Fall is a great season to get outdoors and explore local conservation areas. Otonabee Conservation… Read More

TD Tree Days ~ Greening where we live

person planting a seedling spruce tree

Thanks to the efforts of over 50 volunteers, over 100 new trees and shrubs were… Read More