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Preserving Places to Play: Our Work With Otonabee Region Conservation Authority
It’s no secret that Peterborough and the surrounding Kawarthas offer a wealth of places to go out and play. From waterways to paddle in, to diverse tracts of land for hiking, snowshoeing or skiing, to endless roads and trails to ride a bike; whatever your thing, if you can do it outdoors, you can probably do it here. Otonabee Region Conservation Authority is the local, community-based environmental agency that protects, restores and manages many of these natural resources within the Otonabee Region watershed. Have you been camping at Warsaw Caves or Selwyn? Enjoyed the trails along Jackson Creek, Gannon’s Narrows or Miller Creek? Gone ripping down the trails at Harold Town? You can thank Otonabee Conservation for these opportunities.
As a business it is our obligation to respect the wellbeing of our employees, our community and the environment. Keeping the spaces that we play in clean and accessible has always been something on the top of our to-do list at Wild Rock, and we've always tried our very best to incorporate this ethos into our daily operations. For that reason, we’ve been lending our support to ORCA’s programs for a long time, offering donations, products, volunteer hours while helping promote their efforts. This past year, we also helped fund the construction of Harold Town Conservation Area’s newest trail, known as, “The Face”.
We were honoured to learn that Otonabee Conservation chose to recognize us for this as the winner of the Business category in their 2021 Environmental Excellence Awards. These awards recognize actions to protect and promote a healthy watershed, profile the work undertaken on the ground by individuals, communities, and organizations, and aim to inspire others to become actively involved in watershed health.
You can learn more about the 2021 Environmental Excellence Awards and the fine people who were also recognized for their local environmental efforts: https://www.otonabeeconservation.com/about-us/environmental-excellence-awards/2021-2/