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 >

Students plant 900+ trees at the Towerhill Stormwater Management Pond in Peterborough

On October 28, 2020, Otonabee Conservation and local secondary school students from the Youth Leadership in Sustainability (YLS) program planted over 900 trees and shrubs along the shoreline of the Towerhill stormwater management pond along the Parkway Trail in Peterborough’s north end. Students planted a variety of native trees and shrubs for this shoreline naturalization… Read More >

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 >

S.E.E.D. students from Holy Cross plant 2,200 trees!

Students in the Sustainable Environmental Education & Design (S.E.E.D) class from Holy Cross in Peterborough helped Otonabee Conservation plant 2,200 trees on October 26. Red Pine, white pine, and white spruce trees were planted at a private landowner’s property in the Township of Otonabee South Monaghan. This project was funded through One Tree Planted and… Read More >

YLS students plant 350 trees!

On October 23, 2020, Otonabee Conservation and local secondary school students from the Youth Leadership in Sustainability (YLS) program planted 350 trees and shrubs along the shoreline of the stormwater management pond on Marsdale Drive in Peterborough.  The variety of native trees and shrubs selected for this shoreline naturalization project, include fragrant sumac, red osier… Read More >

Naturalization planned for Towerhill Stormwater Pond

Naturalization is planned for the Towerhill stormwater management pond located near Barnardo Avenue, along the Parkway Trail. Otonabee Conservation and local secondary school students will be planting a variety of trees and shrubs along the shoreline of the Towerhill stormwater management pond near Barnardo Avenue in Peterborough.  The planting will occur on October 28-30, 2020. … Read More >

Otonabee Conservation plants 600 native trees at Harold Town Conservation Area on October 20th

On October 20th, Otonabee Conservation planted 600 trees at the Harold Town Conservation Area on Old Norwood Road in the Township of Otonabee South Monaghan, just outside of the City of Peterborough. Staff from Otonabee Conservation planted red pine and white cedar trees, which will provide habitat for wildlife and increase biodiversity in the area… Read More >