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

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 programs so CAs can advance with the conversations that need to occur with municipalities about the future of… 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 >

Flood Warning Cancellation ~ May 21

Otonabee Conservation advises that the Flood Warning for the Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River and Rice Lake that was first issued Friday, April 12, 2019, is hereby cancelled effective May 21, 2019. The extremely high water levels and flows experienced throughout the Trent-Severn Waterway system during the past five to six weeks are now ending. That is, effective today,… Read More >

Conservation Areas Visitor Guide

Conservation Areas are more than pretty places. Across Ontario you’ll find nearly 300 just waiting to be explored. Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities collectively own and operate over 500 Conservation Areas with a total area of more than 150,000 hectares, making Conservation Authorities one of the largest property owners in the Province. Nearly 300 Conservation Areas… Read More >

Campgrounds Open May 10th

Another sure sign of spring happens on Friday, May 10th when Otonabee Conservation swings open the gates for the 2019 camping and recreational season at the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Beavermead Campground. The two campgrounds offer a family-friendly camping experience in very different settings. The Warsaw Caves campground is nestled in the Indian River… Read More >

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 >