News

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 planted 30 native trees at Lang Pioneer Village Museum.     “The trees selected for this planting will help tell the story of how 19th century settlers to rural Ontario depended on trees as an important source for food and… Read More >

New Agreement with Peterborough Trailbuilders Association

Otonabee Conservation has entered into a new agreement with the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association (PTA) which will see the PTA take on the role of stewards of the extensive trail network at the Harold Town Conservation Area. “Otonabee Conservation applauds the members of the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association for their initiative, commitment, and enthusiasm in their mission… Read More >

Free Admission to Selwyn Beach Conservation Area

Otonabee Conservation has removed the visitor entrance fee for the Selwyn Beach Conservation Area. Effective immediately, day visitors will no longer be required to pay the day use entrance fee to enjoy the conservation area. “Visitors to the Selwyn Beach Conservation Area will have access to the sandy beach for swimming (unsupervised), the boat launch… Read More >

Campgrounds Open for the Season

Another sure sign of spring happens on Friday, May 11 when Otonabee Conservation swings open the gates for the 2018 camping and recreational season at the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground and Beavermead Campground. The two campgrounds offer a family-friendly camping experience in very different settings. The Warsaw Caves campground is nestled in the… Read More >

Agreement establishes new relationship

A new relationship took shape yesterday with the signing of a Memorandum of Co-operation between the Province of Ontario and the 36 Conservation Authorities. The agreement, signed on April 17, 2018 by the Honourable Nathalie Des Rosiers, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and Don MacIver, Chair of Conservation Ontario, formalizes the long-standing partnership… Read More >

Otonabee Conservation Releases 2018 Watershed Report Card

The latest set of Conservation Authority watershed report cards are being released today across the province. The 2018 Otonabee Conservation report indicates that the state of natural resources in the local watershed region – surface water quality, forest cover, groundwater and wetlands – continue to be graded as excellent to fair. Using data from several… Read More >

Successful Fish Rescue at Millbrook Dam

Otonabee Conservation staff and volunteers, with the support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, rescued and released over 800 fish, crayfish and frogs that were caught in a pool of water at the base of the Millbrook Dam spillway. This pool was being dewatered to permit the reconstruction of the spillway as part… Read More >

New Road Signs Identify Municipal Drinking Water Protection Zones

New road signs identifying drinking water protection zones have been installed across Ontario, and can be seen locally on municipal roads in the Otonabee-Peterborough Source Protection Area (O-P SPA). The distinctive blue on white metal signs which read, ‘Drinking Water Protection Zone’ mark locations where municipal drinking water sources are the most vulnerable to contamination…. Read More >

Public Reminders about Exploring Natural Areas with Dogs

Spring is a great season to get outdoors and explore local conservation areas. Otonabee Conservation offers a few reminders about enjoying the outdoors in the company of one’s dog (or dogs) while walking/hiking the scenic trails. “There are a few key reminders to ensure the enjoyment and safety for all when exploring nature in our conservation… Read More >

Permit Required to Hunt Otonabee Conservation Lands

With the fall hunting season only weeks away, Otonabee Conservation is reminding hunters that hunting opportunities are available on specific conservation lands and that hunters will need to apply for permission to access the properties. “Over the years there has been more interest by hunters to access conservation lands for hunting. Otonabee Conservation has identified… Read More >