The Return of the Millbrook Children’s Fishing Derby

After a five-year hiatus, the ever popular Millbrook Children’s Fishing Derby made a spectacular return last Saturday at the Millpond. Child registrations reached 274, most of them coming from within the township but a few came from as far away as Toronto.  It was definitely worth the trip! The event… Continue reading

Otonabee Conservation Releases First Climate Change Report Card

One year after publishing their Climate Change Strategy, Otonabee Conservation has released their first Climate Change Report Card summarizing their progress of implementing the Strategy in 2021. The Otonabee Conservation Climate Change Strategy includes four goals: Educate, Adapt, Mitigate, and Implement. Each goal identifies objectives and a series of specific… Continue reading

Trout Unlimited Tree Giveaway

A polite queue formed beside the bridge at the Mill Pond on Friday evening as members of the Millbrook Trout Unlimited organization handed out seedlings to eager residents.  There were four species available: Willow, Dogwood, Eastern white Cedar and Sugar Maple.  The four hundred saplings were purchased from Otonabee Conservation… Continue reading

Trout Unlimited Reports Baxter Creek is a Local Jewel

It’s nice to have it confirmed by the experts, but we suspected that our local creeks were top notch.  In a presentation to Council last month, experts from the Millbrook Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada provided evidence indicating the uniqueness of our local waterways. Trout Unlimited is a volunteer organization,… Continue reading

Watershed Research Project Approved for the Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance (BCWA)

The community non-profit group the Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance is excited to announce, that an in-kind research project proposal submitted to Fleming College has been accepted! This month BCWA will be kicking off this community-based watershed mapping project through the Geomatics capstone project in the School of Environmental & Natural… Continue reading

ORCA Seeking Feedback on Floodplain Mapping Project

Otonabee Regional Conservation Authority (ORCA) has undertaken extensive floodplain mapping projects in seven high priority areas within the Otonabee Region watershed. Floodplain mapping has been created in study areas within Meade, Curtis, Jackson, and Baxter Creeks, North and South Kawartha Lakes, Ouse River in Norwood and for several tributaries around… Continue reading