Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) advises municipalities and the public that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is now in effect for the entire watershed region. The information in this statement is based on observations by ORCA combined with information from our partners including Environment and Climate Change Canada, Water Survey of Canada, Parks […]

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Peterborough, Kawarthas, Northumberland Region 2017 Envirothon

The Peterborough/Kawarthas/Northumberland Region Envirothon Steering Committee is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2017 Regional Envirothon. The Ontario Envirothon is not just an educational program – it is a team-based competition for high school students who love the outdoors. Think of it as an incubator for the environmental leaders of tomorrow, designed to […]

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Celebrating World Water Day

The City of Peterborough and Otonabee Conservation are hosting an Open House at the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to celebrate World Water Day, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The event will feature guided tours of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and exhibits by local water management agencies. World Water Day, held annually on March 22, is […]

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Flood Watch effective immediately

This message advises that a Flood Watch is now in effect for the geographical jurisdiction of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority. A Flood Watch message is issued when the potential for flooding exists. Flooding is possible in specific watercourses or municipalities; flooding is not expected along the Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee River or Rice Lake at […]

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Cofferdam in Place at Millbrook Dam

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority has completed remedial actions at the Millbrook Dam to ensure the structural integrity of the dam. A cofferdam is now in place, situated in the mill pond in front of the existing penstock intake. By isolating this area, the coffer dam will help reduce water seepage around the penstock intake. […]

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Otonabee Conservation Launches Tree Seedling Program

Otonabee Conservation has launched a new stewardship program to help landowners who want to plant trees on their property. The Tree Seedling Program is available to farm and rural landowners within the Otonabee Region watershed and offers a wide selection of native tree and shrub species. “Trees are an important part of our work in […]

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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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