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 >

Interpretive Signage Installed!

Interpretive signage has been installed beside the Needler’s Mill and adjacent to the Millbrook Dam in Millbrook, Ontario. This installation is the final touch added after the completion of the Millbrook Dam rehabilitation in 2019. The Millbrook Historical Society contributed to the creation of this project by providing content and photos, highlighting the history of… Read More >

Students Plant Shrubs at Clintonia Park

Otonabee Conservation and students from Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School planted native trees to help revitalize Clintonia Park in the Township of Douro-Dummer. Today, 30 students from the Outdoor Leadership program at Thomas A. Stewart Secondar School (TASS) planted 64 red osier dogwood, fragrant sumac, and potentilla shrubs at Clintonia Park, which is located near… Read More >

Tree Planting at Siemens Peterborough

Siemens Canada, Tree Canada, and Otonabee Conservation partner to enhance habitat with native tree planting this fall Otonabee Conservation planted 80 native trees and shrubs at the Siemens plant in Peterborough on September 24, 2021, in partnership with Tree Canada and Siemens Canada. Employees from Siemens Canada Peterborough planted a variety of native species of… Read More >

National Forest Week 2021

Otonabee Conservation celebrates National Forest Week by planting 2,600 trees and shrubs this fall! September 22 is National Tree Day and this fall, National Forest Week is celebrated from September 19-25, 2021.Each year, National Forest Week encourages Canadians to learn more about our forest heritage and increases awareness about the value of forests as a fundamental… Read More >

Virtual Bondar Challenge 2021

Virtual Roberta Bondar Photography Challenge Summer Camp: Brought to you by Riverview Park & Zoo and Otonabee Conservation Attention Parents! Does your youth like photography? Do they enjoy nature? Are they eager to exercise their skills while learning outdoors? We have the perfect opportunity for you! The Riverview Park & Zoo (RPZ) and Otonabee Conservation… 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 >

Road salt practices that will protect your wallet and the environment!

You can help to reduce the impact of salt on drinking water sources and save money, too! Did you know that excess road salt can impact drinking water sources? Be proactive and include environmental best practices into your winter maintenance plan for home or work. This can help reduce the amount of salt entering our… 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 >