FLOOD WATCH issued for the Otonabee Region watershed, excluding the Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River and Rice Lake

Issued to: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough, Trent Hills, and Otonabee Conservation’s other partners in flood emergency management. This FLOOD WATCH is issued to alert municipalities, residents, and businesses that flood conditions are a possibility along the shores of the Region’s lakes, rivers, streams,… Read More >

Conservation Authorities pleased their role in Ontario’s flood management is recognized

2019 Flood Advisor Report NEWMARKET (November 28, 2019) Conservation Ontario is pleased that the report released today by the Province’s Special Advisor on Flooding recognizes the critical role that conservation authorities (CAs) play in Ontario’s flood management. Flood management in Ontario is a shared responsibility among municipalities, emergency management officials, the Province and conservation authorities…. Read More >

43,494 trees planted this year by Otonabee Conservation!

Otonabee Conservation wrapped up the fall tree planting season on November 5th by planting a Sugar Maple at Memorial Park, in partnership with City of Kawartha Lakes. Councillor Tracy Richardson, and Otonabee Conservation CAO, Dan Marinigh planted the tree in celebration of Otonabee Conservation’s 60th Anniversary. This fall, members of Council in each of the… Read More >

Millbrook Dam Ribbon Cutting Event

Otonabee Conservation hosts celebratory ribbon-cutting event for Millbrook Dam on November 1, 2019 Otonabee Conservation, along with delegates from Provincial and Municipal governments, community members, local interest groups, project engineers and contractors celebrated the completion of the Millbrook Dam rehabilitation project with a ribbon-cutting event on November 1, 2019, 10 a.m. at the Millbrook Dam… Read More >

Flood Status Update | Oct. 30, 2019

Message #2019-21 Issued: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday October 30, 2019 Subject:   WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY issued for all watercourses / waterbodies in the geographical jurisdiction of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA).  Issued to: Municipalities of Selwyn (SEL), Douro-Dummer (DD), Asphodel-Norwood (AN), Otonabee-South Monaghan (OSM), Cavan Monaghan (CM), City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL), City of… Read More >

250 Trees Planted at Millbrook Mill Pond

  On Saturday, September 14th, over fifty volunteers planted 250 new trees and shrubs along the shoreline of the Millpond at Medd’s Mountain and along the Station Trail. This planting was part of TD Tree Days, in partnership with TD Canada Trust. The native species planted, including Eastern White Cedar, Speckled Alder, Dogwood, Elderberry, Nannyberry,… Read More >

10% Water Conservation urged as Otonabee Conservation declares Level 1 Low Water Condition

Otonabee Conservation is issuing a Level 1 low water condition declaration for the entire watershed area, due to persistent dry conditions throughout the Otonabee Region watershed. Otonabee onservation analyzes the condition of the watershed on a monthly basis; low water status is determined based on the available data including temperature, precipitation, and stream flow. A… Read More >

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 >