Conservation authorities across the province protect the environment on a watershed basis. Because our land and water resources are connected and impact each other, managing these resources on a watershed basis is recognized as the best way to protect the environment.

Within the physical and economic context of the watershed and in consideration of the social, cultural and economic aspirations of its residents, Otonabee Conservation delivers programs and services that support the sustainability of the environment.

Otonabee Conservation works with its member municipalities and watershed residents to achieve outcomes that balance the diversity of needs and local conservation priorities.

Little Creek

Water Programs

Water is very important to every aspect of our daily lives. No matter where you live in the Otonabee Region watershed, your water is affect not only by your own actions, but by the actions of your neighbours, both next door and further downstream... Read More >

Floodplain Mapping

During a flood, water levels rise. Areas not normally covered by water may be inundated. This could be because of land elevation, jams of ice and debris, and built development features such as pavement and houses. Floodplain maps use data and technical models to predict the path of floodwaters - the area known as the floodplain. It is important to remember that a floodplain map does not create a flooding hazard; it simply shows where the flooding hazard is. Read More >

Learning Opportunities

Otonabee Conservation delivers a variety of environmental education programs, for students and lifelong learners. Our goal is to engage participants in programs that explore and examine dynamic watersheds, water quality, wildlife habitat, and how activities on the landscape affect ecosystem health and function... Read More >

Tree Planting

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to offer watershed landowners the Tree Seedling Program. Orders are now being accepted. Read More >