Modification of services due to Covid-19

UPDATED June 12, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed all of our lives. At Otonabee Conservation, we are concerned about everyone’s well-being.

We are taking precautions to continue to offer our services in a way that is safe for everyone. We are closely monitoring guidance from Peterborough Public Health to ensure that our practices are aligned with the latest recommendations.

Please be assured that all of our essential services are operating as normal.  The Flood Forecasting and Warning program continues to help keep people and property safe from flooding, and the duties of our Risk Management Official with the Drinking Water Source Protection program are operating as planned.

At this time, we postponed the opening of the camping season, but we are happy to announce that the camping season will open on June 26, 2020.

Please note that camping will look a little different this year. Washrooms, picnic shelters, garbage receptacles, and beaches will be open and basic supplies such as firewood and ice will be available, however showers, laundry facilities, canoe & kayak rentals, and some other park amenities will not be available.

You can book a campsite online today, for dates any time after June 25th!

Click here to reserve a campsite at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area…

Click here to reserve a campsite at Beavermead Campground…

Campsite bookings until the evening of June 25th, 2020 have been cancelled and campers have received a full refund.

The trails at our conservation areas will remain accessible for passive use, providing physical and mental health benefits to members of the public. Please see our Guidelines for Physical Distancing at Conservation Areas, Parks, and Trails. All facilities buildings, vault privies, picnic shelters, and washrooms are closed until June 26th.

Our services remain uninterrupted; however we are operating in the following modified ways to ensure everyone’s health and safety:

  • The Administrative Office at 250 Milroy Drive is closed
  • Many of our staff are working remotely and are available by email. A Regulations Officer and Flood Duty Officer are on duty. Please see our list of contacts, here…
  • All communications are occurring via telephone or email; permit submission is happening electronically. Please visit our Apply for a Permit page for directions on how to submit a digital permit application.
  • All non-essential meetings are cancelled.
  • All education programs and events are postponed at this time.

We are committed to keeping communications open to our watershed residents. Please check back here for updates. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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