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2021 PTBO Regional Science Fair Winner

Congratulations to Shaun Plassery, a grade 10 student at Kenner CVI, the winner of the 2021 Otonabee Region Conservation Authority Award for Environmental Excellence at the Peterborough Regional Science Fair. Shaun was a participant in the Junior/Intermediate Earth and Environmental Sciences category and was also named First Place Winner in this category. Shaun’s project, Phytoremediation… Read More >

Possible Drought This Spring

Otonabee Region watershed is inching close to a possible drought this spring Peterborough, Ontario (April 26, 2021) It is spring, and unlike most years, the 2021 freshet, that occurs when warmer temperatures trigger snow and ice cover melt creating significant meltwater run-off into area waterbodies, has already passed us by. “This spring’s freshet, which was… Read More >

Spring Dam Operations

Otonabee Conservation conducting Spring dam operations and installing warning booms for public safety Peterborough, Ontario (April 20, 2021) Otonabee Conservation staff are currently conducting spring dam operations including placing stop-logs into dams and installing warning buoy-lines upstream of Authority-owned dams. The hazards around dams can be serious and if ignored, that could include serious injury… Read More >

Flood Watch Cancellation April 7, 2021

Message # 2021-07Issued: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday April 7, 2021 Subject: FLOOD WATCH-CANCELLATION issued for all waterbodies/watercourses in the Otonabee Region watershed 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. The FLOOD WATCH issued for… Read More >

ORVs NOT Permitted on ORCA Lands

Issued by: Peterborough County OPP Detachment OFF ROAD VEHICLE USAGE IN PETERBOROUGH COUNTY (PETERBOROUGH COUNTY, ON)- The Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) and the Rice Lake Snow Drifters of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) would like to take the opportunity to review… Read More >

Flood Watch Update | March 31, 2021

THIS FLOOD NOTICE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE Message # 2021-06 Issued: 1:45 p.m., Wednesday March 31, 2021 FLOOD WATCH-UPDATE issued for all waterbodies/watercourses in the Otonabee Region watershed 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… Read More >

Campsite reservations up 300%!

Campsite reservations are up 300% from last year, after first month of bookings for Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Beavermead Campground Peterborough, Ontario (March 31, 2021) Reservations for Otonabee Conservation’s two campgrounds, Beavermead Campground and Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (CA), opened up online on March 1st. After just one month of bookings, the number of… Read More >

2020 Annual Report

The 2020 Annual Report is now available! After a year of pivoting due to the pandemic Otonabee Conservation has released its 2020 Annual Report to the Watershed Community. 2020 was a year of adaptation and resiliency; Otonabee Conservation adapted in many ways to offer more services online, respond to an increase in users at our… Read More >

Flood Watch | March 25, 2021

THIS FLOOD NOTICE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE Message # 2021-05Issued:   2:45 p.m., Thursday March 25, 2021 Subject: FLOOD WATCH issued for all waterbodies/watercourses in the Otonabee Region watershed 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… Read More >

Flood Watch | March 19, 2021

THIS FLOOD NOTICE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE Message # 2021-04 Issued:   12:45 p.m., Friday March 19, 2021 Subject: FLOOD WATCH issued for the section of the Trent-Severn Waterway that is within the Otonabee Region watershed Issued to: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough and Trent Hills,… Read More >