Discovery Days Explore Natural Environment

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to announce the 2018 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring the natural environment of the watershed region. The Discovery Days series will be held at various conservation areas including the Harold Town Conservation Area, the historic Hope Mill, Beavermead Campground and the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground…. Read More >

Trees add to History and Habitat at Lang Pioneer Village

Otonabee Conservation, in partnership with Tree Canada, Siemens Canada Limited and the County of Peterborough planted 30 native trees at Lang Pioneer Village Museum.     “The trees selected for this planting will help tell the story of how 19th century settlers to rural Ontario depended on trees as an important source for food and… Read More >

New Agreement with Peterborough Trailbuilders Association

Otonabee Conservation has entered into a new agreement with the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association (PTA) which will see the PTA take on the role of stewards of the extensive trail network at the Harold Town Conservation Area. “Otonabee Conservation applauds the members of the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association for their initiative, commitment, and enthusiasm in their mission… Read More >

Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety – Update May 11, 2018

Subject: This is an update to the WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY notification that was first issued May 7th for all watercourses / waterbodies in the geographical jurisdiction of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA). This  WATER SAFETY STATEMENT was issued because of the combination of slippery / unstable banks, high water levels / flows… Read More >

International Trails Day Events, June 2-3

Otonabee Conservation and its community partners are pleased to announce the 7th Annual International Trails Day Festival – Saturday and Sunday, June 2 & 3, 2018 – with events being hosted to celebrate trails in the County and City of Peterborough. “Throughout the Otonabee Region watershed, and indeed within the municipalities of the County of… Read More >

Flood Warning Cancelled – Water Safety Message in Effect

Otonabee Conservation advises that the subject of this message is two-fold: 1) The FLOOD WARNING that was first issued Saturday April 14 is CANCELLED; and, 2) A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is now in effect for all watercourses / waterbodies in the geographical jurisdiction of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA).  A WATERSHED… Read More >

Environment Scores Big with Husqvarna, Toronto Football Club & One Tree Planted

Otonabee Conservation, Township of Selwyn and volunteers from Kawartha Waterways Scouts, Community 30 Guides, Ennismore Optimists Soccer, Husqvarna, One Tree Planted, Toronto Football Club (TFC) Alumni, and TFC Soccer Academy will plant 10,000 trees as part of the rehabilitation of a former gravel pit in Ennismore on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Tree planting is a… Read More >

Free Admission to Selwyn Beach Conservation Area

Otonabee Conservation has removed the visitor entrance fee for the Selwyn Beach Conservation Area. Effective immediately, day visitors will no longer be required to pay the day use entrance fee to enjoy the conservation area. “Visitors to the Selwyn Beach Conservation Area will have access to the sandy beach for swimming (unsupervised), the boat launch… Read More >

Flood Warning UPDATE May 4, 2018

Otonabee Conservation has issued an FLOOD WARNING UPDATE for all watercourses / waterbodies in the geographical jurisdiction of the Conservation Authority. This is an update to the FLOOD WARNING that was first issued Saturday April 14. A FLOOD WARNING is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring WEATHER FORECAST: In both the Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton Lakes… Read More >

Campgrounds Open for the Season

Another sure sign of spring happens on Friday, May 11 when Otonabee Conservation swings open the gates for the 2018 camping and recreational season at the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground and Beavermead Campground. The two campgrounds offer a family-friendly camping experience in very different settings. The Warsaw Caves campground is nestled in the… Read More >