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Guided Hike at Harold Town Conservation Area

Join Foundation Director, Dan Chronowic, for a guided interpretive hike at the Harold Town Conservation Area on Sunday morning, November 10th, 2013. The hike will begin at 8:00 A.M. ~ come dressed approrpirately for the weather and be prepared to hike for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. The Harold Town Conservation Area is located at 2611 Old […]

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Watershed Conditions Satement – WATER SAFETY

This message advises that a Water Safety Statement is now in effect for the whole of the geographical jurisdiction of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, thereby indicating that high water levels and flows could be dangerous, but riverine and/or lake flooding are not expected. ISSUED TO: Municipalities of Selwyn (SEL), Douro-Dummer (DD), Asphodel-Norwood (AN), Otonabee-South […]

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Public Comments Welcome – deadline November 12, 2013

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) is welcoming your comments on the Draft “Planning and Development Services Fee Policy and Schedule” in support of ORCA’s Plan Review and Section 28 permitting activities which includes a revised structure and updated fees. Written comments are due November 12, 2013. For all the details, please visit the Planning and […]

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Conservation Authorities Support New Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter By Providing Places to ‘Step Into Nature’

Today, 70% of young Canadians spend one hour or less a day outdoors. A new Ontario’s Children’s Outdoor Charter strives to turn that around by encouraging organizations and individuals to help children to get outside in order to be more active and to experience nature. Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities provide many opportunities for children and […]

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Lang Mill Dam Improvements Enhance Visitor Experience

Visitors to the historic Lang Mill, an integral feature of Lang Pioneer Village, are the beneficiaries of new capital improvements being made to the public walkway over the Lang Dam. The work is being undertaken by the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA), owner of the dam and historic mill, as an investment in the local […]

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Office Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday

Please be advised that the administation office of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority, located at 250 Milroy Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2013 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The office will re-open on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.

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Electrofishing, as featured on The 5 O’Clock Show

Curious about “electrofishing”? Watch a new video, created with the support of CHEX Television, featuring Michelle Ferreri, Host of the 5 O’Clock Show, with Erin McGauley, ORCA Watershed Biologist, and Terri Cox, ORCA Environmental Technician, as they electrofish Riverview Creek (Peterborough) to assess the fish population. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz1BKCeEK3g

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Millbrook Dam: 30-Day Review Period Opens

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) has completed the “Class Environmental Assessment, Environmental Study Report – Remedial Flood Control Works, Millbrook Dam”. The Environmental Study Report is available for public review and comment for a 30-day period, commencing October 3, 2013. As Allan Seabrooke, Chief Administrative Officer of ORCA, explains, “The Millbrook Dam suffers from […]

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