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Otonabee Conservation recognizes Environmental Excellence

Otonabee Conservation presented the Environmental Excellence Awards at its 59th Annual Meeting held last evening (January 18, 2018) in Keene. The Township of Otonabee South Monaghan hosted the meeting. “The awards recognize the conservation efforts of those who are very passionate about conservation but remain quite humble about their involvement and accomplishments. It’s our way… Read More >

Healthy ecosystems benefit human health ~ Otonabee Conservation Annual Meeting

The 59th Annual Meeting of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority will feature a special presentation from EcoHealth Ontario highlighting the growing evidence that we gain specific physical and mental health benefits from living in clean, healthy ecosystems and from having access to natural areas and biodiversity. The agenda for the evening will also include the… Read More >

Otonabee Conservation Approves 2018 Budget

The Board of Directors of Otonabee Conservation has approved an Operating and Capital Budget for 2018 of $6,553,569. Among the capital projects planned for 2018 is completing the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam as well as the replacement of select infrastructure including a bridge along the Jackson Creek Trail and the visitor gatehouse at the… Read More >

New Conservation Authorities Act Will Help Build Stronger Environment

Conservation Authorities are pleased to see the Province take a bold step to ensure more resiliency across Ontario watersheds through the passage of Bill 139 which includes a new Conservation Authorities Act ( CA Act). The modernizing of this 1946 legislation provides the foundation for Conservation Authorities to strengthen their watershed management role and also… Read More >

Floating Boardwalk Removed

  Otonabee Conservation advises that the floating boardwalk at the Imagine the Marsh Conservation Area has been removed due to the deteriorating condition of the wood and foam sections. The boardwalk had become unsafe for public use and therefore removal was deemed necessary by Otonabee Conservation. The boardwalk was dismantled with the assistance of the… Read More >

Bat Walks confirm presence of 5 species

For the 70+ night hikers, they were an exciting discovery. Five different bat species, including the Tri-coloured bat and Little Brown bat, Endangered Species in Ontario, were detected during the Bat Walks hosted by Otonabee Conservation. Local Bat expert, Chris Ketola, who led the night hikes at the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground and… Read More >

TD Tree Days ~ Greening where we live

Thanks to the efforts of over 50 volunteers, over 100 new trees and shrubs were planted on Saturday, September 23rd at Isabel Morris Park in Lakefield. It was all part of the annual TD Tree Days, a program of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, with the support of Otonabee Conservation. The trees and shrubs… Read More >

Join the celebration along Jackson Creek Kiwanis Trail

The Trans Canada Trail Foundation with support from Canadian Heritage has a goal to connect The Great Trail and the country for a grand celebration on August 26, 2017. Communities across Canada will be celebrating the full connection of The Great Trail and Canada’s 150th on the same date. Locally, Otonabee Conservation invites the community… 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 >