Posts Categorized: Conservation

Advisory from ORCA: 20% Water Conservation Urged as Level 2 Low Water Condition Declared

The Otonabee Region Water Response Team (WRT) is issuing a Level 2 Low Water Condition declaration for the entire watershed area. The WRT had declared a Level 1 Low Water Condition on September 11, 2019.  On the same date, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reported that all Conservation Authorities east of Otonabee Conservation also had… Read more »

Draft Floodplain Mapping – OPA – 56

Draft Floodplain Mapping – OPA 56 (pdf – 122KB) Townships of Douro-Dummer, North Kawartha and Selwyn Incorporation of Floodplain Mapping Affecting Pigeon Lake, Chemong Lake, Upper and Lower Buckhorn Lakes, Stony Lake, Clear Lake, Lovesick Lake, and Lake Katchewanooka. Official Plan Amendment No. 56 Part “A” – The Preamble does not constitute part of this… Read more »

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting with OPA

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting with OPA (pdf – 126KB) Take notice that the Corporation of the County of Peterborough has also received a complete application for an Official Plan Amendment under Section 22 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. The application has been assigned file number 15OP-19005. The purpose of… Read more »

New Funding Available for On-Farm Clean Water Projects

From Farms at Work: “If you are a farmer or own farmland, the new East Central Farm Stewardship Fund offers you access to additional funding and technical support for your on-farm clean water projects in 2019 and 2020. This funding program is delivered through the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative (ECFSC) which operates in Northumberland,… Read more »

Conservation in Action: Township of Douro-Dummer

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority has produced an information flyer that highlights conservation activity in the Township of Douro-Dummer, from the number of permits issued last year to the types of stewardship and education programs offered. Please see the attached flyer (pdf – 873KB) for more information, or contact: Dan Marinigh, C.A.O. Otonabee Region Conservation… Read more »

Grants available for farm projects this season!

If you are a farmer or own farmland, you have a lot of opportunities to plan projects on your farm that may qualify for grant funding! In east central Ontario (Durham to Hastings and everything in between) the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative is trying to make it easier for you by bringing information all… Read more »

Discovery Days Passport Program

Otonabee Conservation is pleased to announce the 2018 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring our natural environment. The Discovery Days series will be held at various conservation areas including the Harold Town Conservation Area, the historic Hope Mill, Beavermead Campground and the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Campground. Trail events, wildlife demonstrations,… Read more »

Otonabee Conservation Tree Seedling Sale

Otonabee Conservation is once again offering the Tree Seedling Program to landowners within the Otonabee Region watershed with a wide selection of native tree and shrub species to choose from. New in 2018, is the on-line ordering system through the Otonabee Conservation website. “Trees play an important role in maintaining a healthy and resilient natural… Read more »

Public Consultation Period Open for Conservation Area Management Statements

Otonabee Conservation is currently developing a management statement for the Brookwood Wildlife Area and the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area. The purpose of a conservation area management statement is to describe the long-term ownership, management objectives and associated stewardship activities for the property. Members of the watershed community and other interested individuals are welcome to review… Read more »

Links to Information on Wildlife

The Township of Douro-Dummer is home to spectacular forests, lakes, and wetlands. These areas provide ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including hikers, wildlife watchers, conservationists, and responsible hunters and anglers. For information on Wildlife and Nature, such as what to do if you encounter a problem such as a nuisance bear, a fish die-off, or… Read more »