Letter to Province strongly urging the government to remove Schedule 6 from Bill 229

Honourable Doug FordPremier of Ontario Honourable Rod PhillipsMinister of Finance Honourable Jeff YurekMinister of Environment, Conservation and Parks Honourable John YakabuskiMinister or Natural Resources & Forestry Honourable Steve ClarkMinister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Re: Bill 229: Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020 Schedule 6 – Conservation Authorities Act At the November… Read More >

Repairs to Jackson Creek Trail

If you visit the Jackson Creek Trail, you may notice washouts along the trail and near some of the bridges. We have fenced some of these areas to keep visitors safe while accessing the trail. Most of the washouts and erosion along Jackson Creek Trail have been caused by the creation of side paths. Over… Read More >

Low water status returns to normal | November 12, 2020

Peterborough, Ontario (November 12, 2020) After experiencing five months of drought conditions, the Otonabee Region watershed water status returns to normal. This October, the precipitation receipts were largely between 69% and 81% of normal, however evaporation and transpiration rates in October were significantly less than the water supply, which resulted in improved soil moisture, surface… Read More >

1,500 trees planted to help rehabilitate Selwyn Township gravel pit

On November 6, 2020, Otonabee Conservation planted 1,500 trees at a gravel pit in Selwyn Township, to help rehabilitate the site and return it to its natural state. Staff from Otonabee Conservation and Selwyn Township along with local Youth Leadership in Sustainability students planted white pine, white spruce, eastern white cedar, tamarack and red oak…. Read More >

Changes to Conservation Authorities Act Trigger Red Flags for Conservation Ontario

NEWMARKET | November 6, 2020  Conservation Ontario and the conservation authorities (CAs) are reviewing the Province’s changes to the Conservation Authorities Act (CA Act) which were released in the 2020 Ontario Budget yesterday. “There are a number of changes that we feel could have significant impact on conservation authorities, and on their watershed management responsibilities,”… Read More >