Township Assumes Responsibility for Sewage System Approvals

If you are not on the municipal water system, chances are you have your own wastewater system in your backyard, most commonly called a septic system.  These onsite wastewater treatment systems process every drip that goes down the drain and every flush of the toilet.  They consist of a tank… Continue reading

Irish Stewardship Concept Adopted by Millbrook Farm

In 2021, Burrenbeo Trust of Ireland launched The Hare’s Corner Project – an initiative to help farmers and landowners make more space for nature. he term comes from an old farming expression describing an unused corner of a field or a piece of rough ground that is left to nature,… Continue reading

Otonabee Conservation Authority Issues Watershed Report Card

Otonabee Conservation was established in 1959 and is one of 36 members of Conservation Ontario charged with protecting, restoring, and managing the natural resources within the Otonabee Region watershed on behalf of its eight-member municipalities.  Conservation Authorities boundaries align with local watersheds, in recognition that land and water resources are… Continue reading

Millie Evades Capture but Reacher is Not So Lucky

The Millbrook Fishing Derby was a resounding success, with over 250 young anglers casting their lines into the Millbrook Pond. Anglers were rewarded for their efforts as well, with reports of more 100 fish caught throughout the morning. The rain held off for a while but there was a chill in… Continue reading

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

Where Are They Now? Tamara Maxwell Shares Her Solo Camping Experience on a Dedicated YouTube Channel

To say that Tamara Maxwell loves the outdoors would be a massive understatement. Perhaps her thirst for solitude stems in part from growing up in a home on Syer Line surrounded by six siblings.  Her quiet, independent nature continues to drive her life in a unique direction as she carves… Continue reading

Second Annual Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance Forum Draws a Crowd

Last week the Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance (BCWA) held their second annual community forum.  Among the 77 attendees were members of organizations and associations with an interest in the alliance, with different areas of specialization, such as the Millbrook branch of Trout Unlimited, Kawartha Land Trust, two student groups from… Continue reading

Regenerative Farming Techniques Designed to Mitigate Impact of Climate Change

Early in September, Norm Lamothe hosted another educational session in partnership with the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Associations at the family farm in Cavan. Roughly forty farmers, mostly young and female, joined the tour to learn about Norm’s latest experiment has he continues to explore ways to make their… 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