Trent University Project Takes a Close Look at Baxter Creek

Early last month, Trent University Mariah Shaw and her supervising Professor Kaitlyn Fleming spent a Sunday afternoon investigating the microscopic wildlife in Baxter Creek known as “benthics”. This project is Mariah’s major research paper for her fourth year in Environmental Science and was initiated by the Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance… Continue reading

 “Watershed Resiliency”: Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance’s Community Watershed Forum on Monday, September 25th, 2023

The Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance (BCWA) is finishing up preparations for our second Community Watershed Forum scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Monday, September 25th, 2023 at the Millbrook Royal Canadian Legion at 9 King Street East in the heart of the business district of Millbrook. We are honoured… Continue reading

Baxter Creek Watershed Delegation to Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

On Friday, March 24th, 2023, a Board of Directors member delegation from Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance (BCWA) met with the Honorable David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks along with his staff Sebastian Bonham-Carter, Manager of Appointments and Stakeholder Relations from the Minister’s Office. Representing BCWA was Chris… Continue reading

Many Organizations Help to Understand Our Watersheds

It was really nice to read the article on water quantity monitoring, “Keeping Track of Water Flows at Baxter Creek”, in the December issue of The Millbrook Times. After moving to Millbrook 15 years ago, I remember noticing the station booth located next to the Distillery Street Bridge and looking… Continue reading

Keeping Track of Water Flows at Baxter Creek

Since 2005, Environment Canada has been monitoring the water in the portion of Baxter Creek that flows behind the old Millbrook Arena.  Inside small metal box mounted on a pole beside the bridge is monitoring equipment that takes measurements of the height and flow of the water, recording their findings… Continue reading

Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance Presentation Draws a Crowd

Some of us may take water for granted. Whether we get it from a well or a municipal pipe, there is a general understanding that our area is blessed with an abundant water supply. But how much is abundant?  How many people, industries, farmers, wild life, can this watershed actually… Continue reading

Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance – A Community Invitation!

Early settlers called the township known now as Cavan-Monaghan, “this green and pleasant land.”  Since that time, an ever increasing number of people have discovered the charms of this special place.  Newcomers and long-time residents alike have expressed keen interest in protecting and enhancing the natural heritage of this municipality…. Continue reading

ORCA Advises Level 2 Low Water

Rainfall continues to be in short supply across the Otonabee Region watershed, even after the slight downpours last weekend. As a result, the Otonabee Region Water Response Team has confirmed that Level 2 Low Water Conditions are being experienced throughout the watershed region. Analysis of the data, including air temperature,… Continue reading