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 >

Students plant 900+ trees at the Towerhill Stormwater Management Pond in Peterborough

On October 28, 2020, Otonabee Conservation and local secondary school students from the Youth Leadership in Sustainability (YLS) program planted over 900 trees and shrubs along the shoreline of the Towerhill stormwater management pond along the Parkway Trail in Peterborough’s north end. Students planted a variety of native trees and shrubs for this shoreline naturalization… Read More >

Safety in the woods during hunting season

Otonabee Conservation allows hunting on eight of its properties. It is important to note that during hunting season, many of our properties are still multi-use. Hunters must possess a valid Otonabee Conservation Hunting Permit to hunt on Otonabee Conservation Lands. Click here to apply for and submit a Hunting Permit Application Form online… Hunters should be… Read More >

S.E.E.D. students from Holy Cross plant 2,200 trees!

Students in the Sustainable Environmental Education & Design (S.E.E.D) class from Holy Cross in Peterborough helped Otonabee Conservation plant 2,200 trees on October 26. Red Pine, white pine, and white spruce trees were planted at a private landowner’s property in the Township of Otonabee South Monaghan. This project was funded through One Tree Planted and… Read More >

YLS students plant 350 trees!

On October 23, 2020, Otonabee Conservation and local secondary school students from the Youth Leadership in Sustainability (YLS) program planted 350 trees and shrubs along the shoreline of the stormwater management pond on Marsdale Drive in Peterborough.  The variety of native trees and shrubs selected for this shoreline naturalization project, include fragrant sumac, red osier… Read More >