43,494 trees planted this year by Otonabee Conservation!

Otonabee Conservation wrapped up the fall tree planting season on November 5th by planting a Sugar Maple at Memorial Park, in partnership with City of Kawartha Lakes. Councillor Tracy Richardson, and Otonabee Conservation CAO, Dan Marinigh planted the tree in celebration of Otonabee Conservation’s 60th Anniversary. This fall, members of Council in each of the… Read More >

Millbrook Dam Ribbon Cutting Event

Otonabee Conservation hosts celebratory ribbon-cutting event for Millbrook Dam on November 1, 2019 Otonabee Conservation, along with delegates from Provincial and Municipal governments, community members, local interest groups, project engineers and contractors celebrated the completion of the Millbrook Dam rehabilitation project with a ribbon-cutting event on November 1, 2019, 10 a.m. at the Millbrook Dam… Read More >

Flood Status Update | Oct. 30, 2019

Message #2019-21 Issued: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday October 30, 2019 Subject:   WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY issued for all watercourses / waterbodies in the geographical jurisdiction of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA).  Issued to: Municipalities of Selwyn (SEL), Douro-Dummer (DD), Asphodel-Norwood (AN), Otonabee-South Monaghan (OSM), Cavan Monaghan (CM), City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL), City of… Read More >

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 >