Posts Categorized: Conservation

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 »

Forest Ontario Funding Campaign

The Ontario Envirothon, run by Forests Ontario, was selected as a Small Change Fund Campaign. Funds raised through this campaign will help to support the regional grants as well as the provincial competition.  Forests Ontario has the ambitious goal of raising $4,900 and they only have a few days left to reach this amount. To help Forests… Read more »

Local food month comes to Peterborough County!

Coming into it’s second year, Local Food Month in Peterborough County promotes the purchasing of local products from local farmers, food processors and retailers. Over 25 events open to the public will be hosted across the County in the month of September. Brochures with event details are available at the Douro-Dummer Township office located at… Read more »

20% Water Conservation Encouraged – Level 2 Low Water Conditions being experienced

Rainfall continues to be in short supply across the Otonabee Region watershed. As a result, the Otonabee Region Water Response Team confirms that Level 2 Low Water Conditions are being experienced throughout the watershed region. Analysis of the data, including air temperature, precipitation, and stream flow for the first 6 months of 2016, indicate that… Read more »