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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

photo of applying for permit

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


The Administrative Office of Otonabee Conservation will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019 for the Victoria Day holiday. The office will re-open on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy the holiday weekend!


Celebration of Trails ~ June 2nd

Bikes at Haroldtown

Join Otonabee Conservation and community partners as we celebrate and enjoy the mountain biking trails… Read More

Guided Photography Hike ~ June 5th

Celebrate World Environment Day with Otonabee Conservation and join a guided photography hike at Beavermead… Read More

Board Meeting ~ June 20th

The Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, June 20, 2019 for its regular monthly… Read More


May 17, 2019 – Flood Warning Update

Subject:         FLOOD WARNING – UPDATE issued for Kawartha Lakes (Buckhorn, Pigeon, Chemong, Lower Buckhorn, Lovesick,… Read More

Urban Forest Enhancement at Fleming College

Make Every Day, Earth Day~~ Tree Canada, Siemens Canada, Otonabee Conservation and Fleming College Partner… Read More

Flood Warning Update ~ May 13

Otonabee Conservation advises that the Flood Warning for the Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River and Rice… Read More

Conservation Areas Visitor Guide

Conservation Areas are more than pretty places. Across Ontario you’ll find nearly 300 just waiting… Read More