Modification of services due to Covid-19

UPDATED March 27, 2020

The continued spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has understandably raised concerns across the Region. 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 Assessment Official with the Drinking Water Source Protection program are operating as planned.

The trails at our conservation areas will remain open 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 including vault privies at Warsaw Caves and Selwyn Beach Conservation Areas are now closed until further notice.

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

  • The Administrative Office at 250 Milroy Drive will be closed to the public starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
  • Many of our staff will be working remotely and will be available primarily by email. A Regulations Officer and Flood Duty Officer will be on duty. Please see our list of contacts, here…
  • All communications will occur via telephone or email; permit submission will happen 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 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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