Campsite Reservation System Opens March 1st

Online reservation system for booking campsites will launch on March 1, 2022 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, Tuesday, March 1, at 10:00 a.m. Campers are encouraged to… Read More >

Take the O’de Piitaanemaan Pledge

At the October 21, 2021 board meeting, the Otonabee Conservation Board of Directors passed a motion to adopt the O’de Piitaanemaan Pledge as an organization and to promote it to our watershed residents and Conservation Area visitors. Join us and take the Pledge today! The O’de Piitaanemaan (Oh-da Pee-tah-na-mawn) Pledge was created from a collaboration… 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 >

FLOOD WATCH issued for the Otonabee Region watershed | December 13, 2019

This FLOOD WATCH message will be in effect until MONDAY, December 16th, 2019. This FLOOD WATCH alerts municipalities, residents, and businesses that flood conditions are a possibility along the shores of the Region’s lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, and wetlands (excluding the Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River, and Rice Lake). A low-pressure weather system will move across… Read More >

Giving Tuesday 2019

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday. Thank you to all who donated to support trail upkeep and enhancement throughout the watershed, and to those who shared photos of their favourite trails on Giving Tuesday! Let’s celebrate our local trails! Share your love of trails on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; don’t forget to… Read More >

Celebrating National Forest Week & our 60th Anniversary

This Fall, Otonabee Conservation is celebrating our 60th Anniversary with tree plantings throughout our watershed during National Forest Week, September 22-28. 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. Members of… Read More >

Warsaw Caves Temporary Closure

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area will be closed on September 17 & 18, 2019 Members of the Canadian Armed Forces will be conducting routine training in areas of the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area, and therefore the park will be closed during this time. All training will be limited to the caves area and therefore, public access… Read More >

Beavermead Campground Closure

Beavermead Campground is closing early this season on September 16, 2019, due to the construction of a new campground washroom facility. The new facility will include enhanced features such as barrier free access and coin laundry. The closure will extend until May 8th, 2020. Public access through the campground area will be restricted in the… Read More >

Learn to Fish at Beavermead Cancelled

The Learn to Fish Event at Beavermead Campground scheduled for July 21, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm has been cancelled.  We will post details of any future re-scheduling on our website.  Beavermead Campground will still be hosting the following events this weekend: Sunday, July 21 Learn to Fish – Cancelled Snakes of Ontario  1:00pm –… Read More >

Urban Forest Enhancement at Fleming College

Make Every Day, Earth Day~~ Tree Canada, Siemens Canada, Otonabee Conservation and Fleming College Partner to Enhance Urban Forest Otonabee Conservation, in partnership with Tree Canada, Siemens Canada and Fleming College planted a variety of native tree species today to celebrate Earth Day and enhance the urban forest. The community planting took place at the… Read More >