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 >

Siemens Canada, Tree Canada, & Otonabee Conservation partner to enhance habitat

This fall, Otonabee Conservation planted 78 native trees and shrubs at the Siemens Canada plant in Peterborough on September 30, 2020, in partnership with Tree Canada and Siemens Canada. Employees from Siemens Canada in Peterborough and Otonabee Conservation will plant a variety of native species of trees and shrubs, including red oak, red maple, nannyberry,… Read More >

Otonabee Conservation celebrates National Forest Week by planting 5,690 trees and shrubs this fall

This Fall, National Forest Week is celebrated from September 20-26, 2020. 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 part of our culture, traditions, economy, and history. The benefits of trees are widely known. Planting trees helps regulate temperatures… Read More >

Water Safety Statement issued for Otonabee Region watershed on August 26, 2020

Message #2020-24 Issued: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday August 26, 2020 ISSUED TO: Municipalities of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Asphodel-Norwood, Otonabee-South Monaghan, Cavan Monaghan, City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough and Trent Hills, and Otonabee Conservation’s other partners in flood emergency management. A Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is issued when high flows, ice or other factors… Read More >

20% Water Conservation urged as Level 2 Low Water Condition Continues, Aug. 11, 2020

Peterborough, ON (August 11, 2020) High Temperatures and dry conditions throughout the Otonabee Region watershed have resulted in the declaration of a Level 2 Low Water Condition by the Otonabee Region Water Response Team. Otonabee Conservation analyzes the condition of the watershed on a monthly basis; low water status is determined based on the available… Read More >