News

Low Water Conditions Persist ~ 10% Water Conservation Encouraged

With precipitation receipts below normal over the past three months and low stream flows in the local rivers and creeks, low water conditions continue to persist throughout the Otonabee Region watershed. Municipalities, residents and businesses are encouraged to continue their efforts to reduce water consumption by 10%. “The Otonabee Region Water Response Team determined that… Read More >

Jackson Creek Trail Getting New Bridge

The Jackson Creek Trail will be getting a new bridge this fall. The four kilometer recreational trail, owned and maintained by Otonabee Conservation, has four bridges along its length that span Jackson Creek. The most westerly bridge – #2017 – is being replaced due to failing condition.     “The principle concern with the bridge… Read More >

Tree Removal Along Jackson Creek

Otonabee Conservation will be removing a select number of trees that are causing interference with the operation of a hydrometeorological monitoring station on Jackson Creek. The work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 16, 2018. “The hydrometeorological station provides data and information about precipitation, streamflow and water levels within the Jackson Creek subwatershed,” explains Dan… 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 >

Discovery Days Returns to Beavermead Campground – August 12-13

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to host a Discovery Days program of outdoor activities the entire family will enjoy at Beavermead Campground on Saturday and Sunday, August 12th – 13th, 2017. Campers, community residents and visitors to the region are invited to participate in family-friendly environmentally-themed activities throughout the day. The events are free and pre-registration… Read More >

TackleShare Fishing Workshop set for August 13th

Beavermead Campground is pleased to loan fishing gear to new and young anglers keen to try fishing. This exciting program feature at Beavermead Campground is offered in partnership between Otonabee Conservation and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and Ontario Power Generation through the OFAH/OPG Travelling TackleShare Program. “Children and anyone new to fishing… Read More >

The Bondar Challenge – Registration Open for Youth

Attention Parents! Does your child enjoy photography? Does your child enjoy nature? Is your child eager to exercise their skills while learning in a fun and positive environment? We have the perfect opportunity for you! The Riverview Park and Zoo (RPZ) and Otonabee Conservation are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up to bring… Read More >

Public Consultation Period Open for Conservation Lands

Otonabee Conservation has embarked upon a program to develop management statements for all of its properties. The purpose of a conservation area management statement is to describe the long-term ownership, management objectives and associated stewardship activities for the property. Otonabee Conservation is currently developing a management statement for three of its properties: Selwyn Beach Conservation… Read More >

New Design for Millbrook Dam Spillway

On January 26th, 2017, Otonabee Conservation held an Information Centre at the Cavan Monaghan Municipal Office in Millbrook to share with the public the latest design for the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam spillway. We received a lot of positive feedback about the spillway design and the proposed finishing features. At that time, we also… Read More >

Discovery Days Explores Natural Environment

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to announce the 2017 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring the natural environment of the watershed region during the celebratory year of Ontario’s 150th birthday. The Discovery Days series will be held at various conservation areas including the Harold Town Conservation Area, the historic Hope Mill, Beavermead Campground… Read More >