2018 Year in Review

Otonabee Conservation has released its 2018 Year in Review: Report to the Watershed Community, citing significant accomplishments in the past year that continue to support a healthy natural environment where communities thrive. “2018 was a particularly busy year. We undertook a robust program supported by the largest budget in our 60 year history,” says Andy… Read More >

Step into Nature and Celebrate 60 Years of Conservation

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (Otonabee Conservation) is marking its 60th anniversary of providing environmental services to area municipalities and residents with the launch of “Step into Nature ~ Watershed Explorations”. “We’re really looking forward to sharing our conservation story and highlighting the individuals, and community partners who have made incredible contributions to a conservation… Read More >

Proposed Amendments to the Trent Assessment Report and Trent Source Protection Plan

Recent upgrades to the Norwood Municipal Well System have changed the area where specific activities can be a drinking water threat. The Trent Assessment Report identifies threats to the quality and quantity of municipal drinking water sources. Amendments to the Trent Assessment Report and the Trent Source Protection Plan have been proposed to reflect these… Read More >

New Bridge on Jackson Creek Trail

The Jackson Creek Trail has a new bridge! It arrived yesterday – November 27, 2018. Installation of the new bridge went very smoothly. The four kilometer recreational trail, owned and maintained by Otonabee Conservation, has four bridges along its length that span Jackson Creek. The most westerly bridge – #2017 – was replaced due to failing condition…. Read More >

Fleming Partnership Provides Practical Experience

A partnership between Otonabee Conservation and Fleming College has resulted in the clearing of two hydro power lines at the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground. “This was a great partnership opportunity that allowed us to complete vegetation maintenance work on the power lines that service the campground while providing Fleming College students with practical… Read More >

Level 1 Low Water Condition Lifted

With frequent and above normal precipitation receipts over the past several weeks, water levels and flows in local rivers, streams and creeks are starting to rebound, leading the Otonabee Region Water Response Team to lift the Level 1 low water condition, which was first declared on August 2, 2018. Dan Marinigh, Chief Administrative Officer for… Read More >

Tree Removal Along Jackson Creek

Otonabee Conservation will be removing a select number of trees that are causing interference with the operation of a hydrometeorological monitoring station on Jackson Creek. The work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 16, 2018. “The hydrometeorological station provides data and information about precipitation, streamflow and water levels within the Jackson Creek subwatershed,” explains Dan… Read More >

Employment Opportunity: Planner

Otonabee Conservation welcomes applications for the position of Planner (this is an amended posting of the Senior Planner position). This position is full time and permanent; the Planner reports to the Manager, Plan Review and Permitting Services Program. Please email your cover letter and résumé as a single document to The closing date for applications… Read More >

Applications welcome for Watershed Biologist

Otonabee Conservation welcomes applications for the position of Watershed Biologist. This position is full time, permanent and reports to the Manager, Watershed Management Program. Please email your cover letter and résumé as a single document to The closing date for applications is Monday, October 8, 2018 no later than 4:30 p.m. Otonabee Conservation is an… Read More >