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


Trail Users: Please be advised that the single-track trails at the Harold Town Conservation Area are closed due to wet conditions and will remain closed until further notice ~ than you for your co-operation and patience.

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.



Board of Directors Meeting ~ April 19th

You are invited to attend the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday afternoon, April 19,… Read More

Earth Day Clean-Up at Harold Town Conservation Area

Join us for the annual Earth Day Clean-Up at the Harold Town Conservation Area, hosted… Read More

20th Annual Earth Day Jackson Creek Clean-Up

Join us for the 20th Annual Earth Day Jackson Creek Clean-Up hosted by Otonabee Conservation… Read More


Agreement establishes new relationship

A new relationship took shape yesterday with the signing of a Memorandum of Co-operation between… Read More

Flood Warning Update for April 19, 2018

Ouse River Norwood

Please be advised that Otonabee Conservation has updated the FLOOD WARNING  issued for all watercourses… Read More

Otonabee Conservation Releases 2018 Watershed Report Card

The latest set of Conservation Authority watershed report cards are being released today across the… Read More

Successful Fish Rescue at Millbrook Dam

Otonabee Conservation staff and volunteers, with the support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and… Read More