Help Save The Porcupine River Watershed

The “Friends” offer public support to enhance the use and enjoyment of our waterways, and to restore the ecosystem of the Porcupine River Watershed

 Wessuc Inc. working on Bob’s Lake Lagoon cleanup

Read Letter sent to residents


Council meeting Whitney Tisdale Lift Station Upgrades

August 13, 2019

Click HERE to see the council video.

Read the full Whitney-Tisdale Lift Station Status Report HERE

Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine Community Organization

Your Toonie helps support many non-profit groups in the Timmins/Porcupine area. Don’t forget to play & have a chance to win our Monday night jackpots! You can play $2. weekly or pre pay $16 for the next 8 weeks. Lyne’s Variety and Alfies Cigar Store can help you! Thanks everyone for supporting Rotary and playing your Toonie and a BIG thank-you to our 10 retailers. We couldn’t do this fundraiser without your help and support too!! FPRW will be a new recipient of the Rotary Toonie Draw beginning in October 2019. You can buy your ticket and play your toonie weekly to support the FPRW and all the Non or Not for Profit groups, at Scotia Bank Porcupine Mall.
Visit Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine Facebook page

YELLOW FISH ROAD PAINT EVENT

August 13, 2019

Special thank you to Kerrie Blaise (center) of CELA (Canadian Environmental Law Association) for taking part in the Yellow Fish Road program with FPRW.

2nd SUCCESSFUL YELLOW FISH ROAD PAINT EVENT

August 13, 2019 – Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed, the Mattagami Region Source Protection Committee and the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation would like to thank all the volunteers that made time to help us today.  In total 22 drains were painted on Bristol Road and are visual reminders that the only thing going down these drains is rain water, anything else is untreated. Please do your part to help us manage our watershed. WATCH CTV NEWS REPORT HERE

Local group lobbying against legal aid clinic funding cuts

 by: Maija Hoggett – 

July 30, 2019 – A local group is calling on people to lobby the government to reverse budget cuts to the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). Concerned about the amount of sewage being bypassed into Porcupine Lake, Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed has been working with CELA, a non-profit specialty law clinic, for more than a year. Read More 

Yellow Fish Road Project

Yellow Fish Road™ Since 1991, Trout Unlimited Canada’s award-winning Yellow Fish Road™ program has been Canada’s premier water education program targeted to reduce water pollution. The Yellow Fish Road™ program educates Canadians that storm drains are the doorways...

How Much Do You Really Know About Plastic Pollution?

How Much Do You Really Know About Plastic Pollution?Here's a short quiz for you: FILL IN THE BLANK: By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than _______. What percent of plastic ever produced has been recycled? TRUE OR FALSE: When you recycle...

Here’s why you’ll see yellow fish on the roads

June 19, 2019 – Students help to unofficially launch program.Yellow fish will soon be popping up across the city. The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority (MRCA) teamed up with students from W. Earle Miller Public School for the unofficial launch of the Yellow Fish Road Program. “The purpose of the program is just to raise awareness about stormwater pollution and we’re painting yellow fish on the sides of the storm drains as a visual reminder that only rain is supposed to go down the storm drains,” said Crystal Percival, MRCA drinking water source protection lead. READ FULL ARTICLE 
Check out the MRCA Photos

 

Angie Corson of FPRW helping out at the Yellow Fish MRCA event.

June 19, 2019 – Since 1991, Trout Unlimited Canada’s award-winning Yellow Fish Road™ program has been Canada’s premier water education program targeted to reduce water pollution. The Yellow Fish Road™ program educates Canadians that storm drains are the doorways to our rivers, lakes and streams and anything other than rainwater can harm life in and around the water, as well as us as Canadians who need clean water. Participants learn that together we can prevent pollutants such as soap, fertilizer, litter, dirt, oil, pet feces and construction materials from entering storm drains and protect Canada’s water. Visit Yellow Fish

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