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: We are renovating! Due to minor renovations the week of February 12… 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


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

Otonabee Conservation invites applications for an Assistant Environmental Technician and  seasonal positions at the campgrounds.

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 ~ March 22, 2018

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

Board of Directors Meeting ~ April 19th

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


Flood Watch now in Effect for Watershed Region

Fast-flowing creek

Otonabee Conservation advises that a FLOOD WATCH is now in effect for the entire watershed… Read More

Millbrook Dam Reconstruction Underway

Otonabee Conservation marked the start of reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam today with a visit… Read More

Public Consultation Period Open for Conservation Lands

Otonabee Conservation has embarked upon a program to develop management statements for all of its… Read More

Mitchell Board Chair of Otonabee Conservation

Andy Mitchell, representing the Township of Selwyn, was acclaimed Chair of the Board of Directors… Read More