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Turtle Crossing Signs installed at Curve Lake First Nation to raise awareness for conservation

Anishnabemowin and English language turtle crossing (Mikinaak Aazhga aatigong) signs have been installed at Curve Lake First Nation as part of a project funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, in partnership with Otonabee Conservation and Curve Lake First Nation.  Elders from Curve Lake worked together to translate the signs into Michi Saagig, the local… Read More >

Level 1 Low Water Condition declared June 18, 2020

10% Water Conservation urged as Otonabee Conservation declares Level 1 Low Water Condition Peterborough ON (June 18, 2020) 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 Conservation analyzes the condition of the watershed on a monthly… Read More >

Water Safety Statement issued May 15, 2020

MESSAGE # 2020-23 ISSUED:  12:00 p.m., Friday May 15, 2020 ISSUED TO: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough, Trent Hills, and Otonabee Conservation’s other partners in flood emergency management. DEFINITION: A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is issued when high flows, unsafe banks, melting… Read More >

May 13 | Residents can continue to access most of Otonabee Conservation’s trails & Conservation Areas

Access is available for hiking, walking, birdwatching, and biking during the Coronavirus pandemic. Peterborough, Ontario (May 13, 2020) As the May long weekend approaches, many residents will be looking for places to get outside and find access to nature, nearby. The physical and mental health benefits of accessing nature are widely known. During the pandemic,… Read More >

Spring dam operations and warning boom installation

Peterborough, Ontario (May 8, 2020) Otonabee Conservation staff are currently conducting dam operations including the placement of stop-logs into the dam and the installment of warning booms upstream of Authority-owned dams. Warning booms act like ‘floating fences’ that warn paddlers, anglers, and boaters to stay away. They are installed each spring and then removed in… Read More >

Water Safety Statement issued April 28, 2020

MESSAGE # 2020-22 ISSUED:  3:00 p.m., Tuesday April 28, 2020 WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY. ISSUED TO: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough, Trent Hills, and Otonabee Conservation’s other partners in flood emergency management. DEFINITION: A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is issued… Read More >

Letter from our CAO and Board Chair regarding Covid-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed all of our lives. At Otonabee Conservation, we are concerned about everyone’s well-being. During the pandemic, we are taking precautions to continue to offer our services in a way that is safe for everyone. We are closely monitoring guidance from Peterborough Public Health to ensure that our practices are… Read More >

2020 Camping Season Update

Updated on April 27, 2020 At this time, we must postpone the opening of the camping season, as non-essential services remain closed in accordance with the current state of emergency. Campsite bookings for May 2020 will be cancelled and campers will receive a full refund. We are hopeful that as we work together to flatten… Read More >

Flood Watch downgraded to Water Safety Statement, April 9, 2020

MESSAGE # 2020-21 ISSUED:  12:30 p.m., Thursday April 09, 2020 ISSUED TO: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough and Trent Hills, and Otonabee Conservation’s other partners in flood emergency management. A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is now in effect for the Indian, Ouse… Read More >