Celebrating National Forest Week & our 60th Anniversary

This Fall, Otonabee Conservation is celebrating our 60th Anniversary with tree plantings throughout our watershed during National Forest Week, September 22-28. Each year, National Forest Week encourages Canadians to learn more about our forest heritage and increases awareness about the value of forests as a fundamental part of our culture, traditions, economy, and history. Members of… Read More >

250 Trees Planted at Millbrook Mill Pond

  On Saturday, September 14th, over fifty volunteers planted 250 new trees and shrubs along the shoreline of the Millpond at Medd’s Mountain and along the Station Trail. This planting was part of TD Tree Days, in partnership with TD Canada Trust. The native species planted, including Eastern White Cedar, Speckled Alder, Dogwood, Elderberry, Nannyberry,… Read More >

10% Water Conservation urged as Otonabee Conservation declares Level 1 Low Water Condition

Otonabee Conservation is issuing a Level 1 low water condition declaration for the entire watershed area, due to persistent dry conditions throughout the Otonabee Region watershed. Otonabee onservation analyzes the condition of the watershed on a monthly basis; low water status is determined based on the available data including temperature, precipitation, and stream flow. A… Read More >

Warsaw Caves Temporary Closure

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area will be closed on September 17 & 18, 2019 Members of the Canadian Armed Forces will be conducting routine training in areas of the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area, and therefore the park will be closed during this time. All training will be limited to the caves area and therefore, public access… Read More >

Beavermead Campground Closure

Beavermead Campground is closing early this season on September 16, 2019, due to the construction of a new campground washroom facility. The new facility will include enhanced features such as barrier free access and coin laundry. The closure will extend until May 8th, 2020. Public access through the campground area will be restricted in the… Read More >

Official Response Issued to the Province in Letter to Minister Yurek

This morning, Otonabee Conservation Board Chair, Andy Mitchell issued a letter in response to Jeff Yurek, Minister of  Environment, Conservation, and Parks’ letter sent to CAs on August 16, 2019. Minister Yurek’s letter pre-emptively asked Conservation Authorities to start winding down services and programs that potentially fall outside the scope of CA core mandates. The Otonabee… Read More >