Public Consultation Period for Birdsall Wildlife Area

Otonabee Conservation is embarking upon a program to develop management statements for all of its properties. The purpose of a conservation area management statement is to describe the long-term management objectives and associated stewardship activities for the property. Otonabee Conservation is currently developing a management statement for the Birdsall Wildlife Area. The area is 242 […]

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Otonabee Conservation’s New Logo

Otonabee Conservation revealed its new logo to an audience of 60+ guests and community leaders at its 58th Annual General Meeting held last evening in Ennismore. “Our new logo aligns with our new Strategic Plan 2017-2020, ” explained Dan Marinigh, Chief Administrative Officer. “We have a robust conservation program and a fresh visual image that […]

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Recognizing Environmental Excellence

Otonabee Conservation presented the Environmental Excellence Awards at its 58th Annual General Meeting held last evening in Ennismore. “The awards recognize the conservation efforts of those who are very passionate about conservation but remain quite humble about their involvement and accomplishments. It’s our way of saying thank you and sharing their success with the watershed […]

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Strategic Plan Defines Conservation Priorities for Next Four Years

Otonabee Conservation has released its Strategic Plan 2017-2020. The plan was approved by the Board of Directors at its meeting of December 20, 2016 and presented to the watershed community during the Annual General Meeting held last evening (January 19th). “This strategic plan is a significant document that reflects our commitment to providing excellence in […]

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Mitchell Acclaimed Chair of Otonabee Conservation

Andy Mitchell, representing the Township of Selwyn, was acclaimed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority for 2017 at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Conservation Authority held Thursday evening [January 19] at Ennismore Community Centre in Ennismore. Sherry Senis, Deputy-Mayor of the Township of Selwyn, was acclaimed Vice-Chair of […]

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Remedial Actions at Millbrook Dam

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) will be undertaking remedial actions at the Millbrook Dam to ensure the structural integrity of the dam. The work will involve the construction of a cofferdam in the mill pond in front of the existing penstock pipe and the strengthening of the toe berm. Public access onto the dam […]

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You’re Invited

Mark your calendar and plan to join Otonabee Conservation at its 58th Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Ennismore Community Centre. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Otonabee Conservation will introduce the Strategic Plan 2017-2020 to the community, highlighting ORCA’s Vision, Mission, Values and commitment to excellence. An overview of accomplishments of […]

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OTONABEE CONSERVATION APPROVES 2017 BUDGET

The Board of Directors of Otonabee Conservation has approved an Operating and Capital Budget for 2017 of $3,597,720. The budget includes: municipal levies of $1,445,476; Authority-generated revenue (fees and sales) of $756,484; government grants of $864,560; and, other income of $531,200. Among the capital projects planned for 2017 is the reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam […]

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HABITAT CREATION FOCUS OF STEWARDSHIP PROJECTS

Pollinator habitat creation was the main focus of the 32 stewardship projects undertaken by Otonabee Conservation and its conservation partners this year. Reforestation and shoreline naturalization projects rounded out the list of watershed stewardship activities for 2016. Meredith Carter, Manager, Watershed Management Program for Otonabee Conservation, says that stewardship activities began in early April and […]

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Harold Town Conservation Area

Greetings~ As the 2016 mountain biking season has wrapped up at the Harold Town Conservation Area, Otonabee Conservation would like to update our visitors on the management of the property. Over the past 2 to 3 years, the Harold Town Conservation Area has become the premiere mountain biking area in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. With […]

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