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 >

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 >