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Flood Watch | June 25, 2021

THIS FLOOD MESSAGE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE Message # 2021-08 Issued:   2:15 p.m., Friday June 25, 2021 FLOOD WATCH issued for all waterbodies / watercourses in the watershed Region of Otonabee Conservation except the Trent-Severn Waterway Issued to: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough and Trent… Read More >

Response to Proposed Regulations

Otonabee Conservation has submitted comments in response to Phase 1 of the Regulatory Proposals under the Conservation Authorities Act The proposed regulations were released in May 2021. They come after changes were made to the Conservation Authorities Act in 2019 under Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, adding new categories of programs and services… Read More >

Letter to Environmental Registry Office

June 21, 2021 Conservation & Source Protection BranchMinistry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks40 St. Clair Avenue West14th FloorToronto, OntarioM4V 1M2 SUBJECT: ERO #019-2986 – “Regulatory Proposals (Phase 1) under the Conservation Authorities Act” Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Phase 1 Regulatory Proposals under the Conservation Authorities Act and for providing a… Read More >

Welcome back, campers!

The gates are now open at Otonabee Conservation’s campgrounds. The first weekend of camping opened this past Friday for visitors at Otonabee Conservation’s two campgrounds, Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (CA) and Beavermead Campground. Both campgrounds were nearly at capacity; Warsaw Caves CA saw 92% of sites booked and Beavermead Campground saw 87% of campsites booked… Read More >

Level 1 Low Water Condition | June 10

10% Water Conservation urged as Otonabee Conservation declares Level 1 Low Water Condition Otonabee Conservation is issuing a Level 1 low water condition declaration due to persistent dry conditions throughout the Otonabee Region watershed. Otonabee Conservation analyzes the condition of the watershed monthly, as part of the Ontario Low Water Response Program and low water… Read More >

Spring Tree Planting

Residents in the Otonabee Region watershed planted 11,275 trees this spring! This year, Otonabee Conservation’s Tree Seedling Sales program received 99 orders from property owners across the watershed. Residents ordered over 11,275 native trees and shrubs that were planted across all eight municipalities in the Otonabee Region watershed. Each year, Otonabee Conservation encourages landowners to… Read More >

Trail Users Must Keep Dogs Leashed at All Times

During the pandemic, Otonabee Conservation is seeing an increase the number of visitors accessing Conservation Areas and trails across the watershed. With this increased use, there has also been an increase in the number of complaints about improper use of these lands. In particular, Otonabee Conservation reminds visitors that dogs must be on a leash… Read More >

Visiting Conservation Areas this May long weekend

Update on services and trail access for the 2021 May long weekend Peterborough, Ontario (May 20, 2021) Many residents will be looking for places to get outside and find access to nature this May long weekend. During the pandemic, Otonabee Conservation is continuing to provide access to trails and Conservation Areas (CA), which are currently… Read More >

Low Water Update | May 20, 2021

Otonabee Region Low Water Response Team is NOT declaring a drought condition, at this time Peterborough, Ontario (May 20, 2021) The Otonabee Region Water Response Team (WRT) met on May 18th to review streamflow data along with air temperature and precipitation receipts to determine if the watershed is experiencing a drought condition. The WRT is… Read More >

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 >