Reserve a campsite online starting March 1st

Peterborough, Ontario (February 19, 2021) Again this year, campers will be able to book their campsites online for Otonabee Conservation’s two campgrounds, Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (CA) and Beavermead Campground. The online reservation system will go live on, Monday, March 1, at 10:00 a.m. Campers are encouraged to reserve their campsite through the Let’s Camp… Read More >

Tree Seedling Sales Program

Peterborough, Ontario (February 5, 2021) Otonabee Conservation is once again encouraging landowners in the Otonabee Region Watershed to enhance their property and help to fight climate change by planting trees. Each year, Otonabee Conservation offers a wide selection of native tree and shrub species for landowners to purchase. “Trees play an important role in maintaining… Read More >

Flood Watch | Jan. 29, 2021

Message # 2021-01 Issued:  2:30 p.m., Friday January 29, 2021 Subject:  FLOOD WATCH issued for Otonabee River and Jackson Creek. Issued to: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough and Trent Hills, as well as ORCA’s other partners in flood emergency management. This FLOOD WATCH is issued… Read More >

2021 Annual General Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, January 21st. Seventy local residents, board members, council members, staff, conservation partners, and friends joined online last week for the Otonabee Conservation Annual General Meeting. View Otonabee Conservation’s 2021 AGM in full: Annual Board of Directors Resolutions After unanimously passing the 2020 budget… Read More >

Province misses chance to respond to Ontarians’ concerns about the environment

NEWMARKET  | December 8, 2020 – The Province just missed a chance to show they are listening to Ontarians who care about their environment. Ontario’s Budget Measures Act (Bill 229) was passed today with Schedule 6 intact, and in fact, bolstered with the addition of Minister Zoning Orders’ which could force a conservation authority to… Read More >

Changes Fall Short of Addressing Conservation Authorities’ Concerns

NEWMARKET, December 5, 2020 – New changes made to the Schedule 6 amendments proposed for conservation authorities (CAs) fall well short of addressing their concerns and even introduce new additions which create more delays and costs, as well as allow the Minister to disregard CA science-based decision-making for development. “We have to continue to ask… Read More >

Giving Tuesday | December 1, 2020

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday Join the movement to give back! Did you know that we maintain and operate over 80km of trails in the Otonabee Region Watershed? Trails and green spaces provide many watershed residents with mental and physical health benefits. Help us to keep these areas maintained as safe… Read More >

Letter to Province strongly urging the government to remove Schedule 6 from Bill 229

Update Dec. 2, 2020 Otonabee Conservation Board of Director’s Chair, Andy Mitchell’s interview with CHEX Global on December 2, 2020 The following letter was sent to the Premier, listed Ministers, and carbon copied MPPs and our Member Municipalities on November 24, 2020. This message was also submitted to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Standing Committee… Read More >

Repairs to Jackson Creek Trail

If you visit the Jackson Creek Trail, you may notice washouts along the trail and near some of the bridges. We have fenced some of these areas to keep visitors safe while accessing the trail. Most of the washouts and erosion along Jackson Creek Trail have been caused by the creation of side paths. Over… Read More >