Official Response Issued to the Province in Letter to Minister Yurek

This morning, Otonabee Conservation Board Chair, Andy Mitchell issued a letter in response to Jeff Yurek, Minister of  Environment, Conservation, and Parks’ letter sent to CAs on August 16, 2019. Minister Yurek’s letter pre-emptively asked Conservation Authorities to start winding down services and programs that potentially fall outside the scope of CA core mandates. The Otonabee… Read More >

Jackson Creek Trail Temporary Closure

A section of the Jackson Creek Trail will be closed temporarily, due to construction. The Trail will be closed for the construction of a sanitary sewer tie-in beginning September 17th, 2019. It will be closed from east of the Jackson Creek Subdivision Bridge Access to the trail access on Parkhill Road between Ravenwood Drive and… Read More >

Bondar Challenge Photo Gallery

This summer, Riverview Park & Zoo (RPZ) and Otonabee Conservation teamed up to bring the Bondar Challenge to youth in the Peterborough Region. The Bondar Challenge calls on participants to use the camera as a gateway to learning about our environment. Over two days, youth learned about the natural environment through the art of photography. They… Read More >

Otonabee Conservation wants the Province to confirm Regulations, NOT pre-emptively push Conservation Authorities to wind-down their programs

UPDATE: Click here to read Otonabee Conservation’s official response letter to Minister Jeff Yurek sent September 4, 2019… Otonabee Conservation believes that the Province should not pre-empt the process that has been laid out in the amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act; the Province should focus on confirming the standards and requirements for our core… Read More >

Learn to Fish at Beavermead Cancelled

The Learn to Fish Event at Beavermead Campground scheduled for July 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm has been cancelled.  We will post details of any future re-scheduling on our website.  Beavermead Campground will still be hosting the following events this weekend: Sunday, July 21 Learn to Fish – Cancelled Snakes of Ontario  1:00pm –… Read More >

Otonabee Conservation to Create Floodplain Maps for Kawartha Lakes

NEW ONLINE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO INFORM RESIDENTS Otonabee Conservation has undertaken two floodplain mapping projects in a defined area of Kawartha Lakes. The Kawartha Lakes floodplain maps will enable residents and communities to better prepare for, and take action during flooding events. The Kawartha Lakes South project maps the floodplain along the shoreline of lakes… Read More >

60th Anniversary Celebration

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority marked its 60th anniversary of with a Celebratory Event  on Thursday, June 6th at Northview Gardens in Selwyn. Andy Mitchell, Chair of the Board, welcomed Drew Monkman, Naturalist and Writer, as keynote speaker and special Excellence Awards were presented to Jacob Rodenburg, Executive Director of Camp Kawartha, The Friends of Hope… Read More >

The Bondar Challenge for Youth

Attention Parents! Does your child enjoy photography? Does your child enjoy nature? Is your child eager to exercise their skills while learning in a fun and positive environment? We have the perfect opportunity for you! The Riverview Park & Zoo (RPZ) and Otonabee Conservation are pleased to announce that we have teamed up to bring… Read More >

Otonabee Conservation and Friends of Hope Mill

Otonabee Conservation has entered into a new lease agreement with The Friends of Hope Mill which will see the group assume the role of stewards of the 19th century water-powered sawmill.   “Otonabee Conservation applauds the members of The Friends of Hope Mill for their initiative, commitment, and enthusiasm in their mission to maintain the… Read More >

Discovery Days Returns this Summer

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to announce the 2019 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring the natural environment of the watershed region. The Discovery Days series will be held at various conservation areas including the Harold Town Conservation Area, the historic Hope Mill, Beavermead Campground and the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area. Trail events,… Read More >