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Conservation Areas and Camping

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

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What is Ontario Regulation 167/06? Otonabee Conservation’s regulation under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, is known as Ontario… Read More

Of Interest

New Watershed Map App Showcases 60 Years of Conservation

Otonabee Conservation is marking its 60th anniversary of providing environmental services to area municipalities and residents in 2019~ Otonabee Conservation… Read More

Millbrook Dam Reconstruction -UPDATE

Otonabee Conservation has embarked upon a major capital  project with the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam. The Board of Directors of… Read More

Employment Opportunity

Watershed monitoring staff

Otonabee Conservation is accepting applications for the position of Communications and Marketing Coordinator. This is a full time, permanent position reporting… Read More


Please be advised that the Otonabee Conservation administrative office will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday. It will re-open Monday, April 22, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

If you ordered tree seedlings or shrubs this year, you may pick up your order at our office on Thursday, April 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. OR on Friday, April 26th from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Questions? Call us at 705-745-5791.


Earth Day Jackson Creek Clean Up

Join us for the 21st Annual Earth Day Jackson Creek Clean-Up hosted by Otonabee Conservation… Read More

Earth Day Clean Up ~ Harold Town CA

Join us for the Third Annual Earth Day Clean Up at the Harold Town Conservation… Read More

Board Meeting ~ May 16th

The Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, May 16, 2019 for its regular monthly… Read More


Flood Warning Update – April 18

A Flood Warning remains in effect for the entire Otonabee Region watershed. A flood warning… Read More

2018 Year in Review

Otonabee Conservation has released its 2018 Year in Review: Report to the Watershed Community, citing… Read More

Step into Nature and Celebrate 60 Years of Conservation

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (Otonabee Conservation) is marking its 60th anniversary of providing environmental… Read More

Proposed Amendments to the Trent Assessment Report and Trent Source Protection Plan

Recent upgrades to the Norwood Municipal Well System have changed the area where specific activities… Read More