News

Flood Warning UPDATE for April 22, 2018

Otonabee Conservation has updated the Flood Warning for all watercourses/waterbodies in the Otonabee region watershed. This is a further update to the Flood Warning first issued on April 14, 2018. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or is occurring. Weather Forecast: In both the Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton Lakes region, the forecast… 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 >

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 >