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Otonabee Conservation celebrates National Forest Week by planting 5,690 trees and shrubs this fall

This Fall, National Forest Week is celebrated from September 20-26, 2020. 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. The benefits of trees are widely known. Planting trees helps regulate temperatures… Read More >

Water Safety Statement issued for Otonabee Region watershed on August 26, 2020

Message #2020-24 Issued: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday August 26, 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 issued when high flows, ice or other factors… Read More >

20% Water Conservation urged as Level 2 Low Water Condition Continues, Aug. 11, 2020

Peterborough, ON (August 11, 2020) High Temperatures and dry conditions throughout the Otonabee Region watershed have resulted in the declaration of a Level 2 Low Water Condition by the Otonabee Region Water Response Team. Otonabee Conservation analyzes the condition of the watershed on a monthly basis; low water status is determined based on the available… Read More >

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 >