Every year the Board of Directors of The Porcupine River Watershed Directors set a number of goals that we attempt to meet, so far this year we are on track to fulfill them all. These goals are only successful when we have people that are willing to commit some time and volunteer with us to make these goals a reality. Please join us!

WELCOME TO TIMMINS NIGHT

September 4, 2019 – Friends of The Porcupine River Watershed Jim and Paula Hoggett were at the McIntryre Curling Club for the 26th Annual Welcome to Timmins Night. Jim and Paula saw many people, gave out our 1st quarterly news letter and information about our group.

September 4, 2019 – Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed publishes 1st quarterly new letter. Check it out here

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

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.

SUBJECT:
City of Timmins Porcupine Watershed Public Liaison Committee RECOMMENDATION: That Council adopts the Terms of Reference for the City of Timmins Porcupine Watershed Liaison Committee and further that Council appoints two members to participate in the committee.

EXPLANATION:
Following a number of conversations between the City of Timmins, the Ministry of the Environment – Conservation and Parks, the Canadian Environmental Law Association, and the Friends of the Porcupine Watershed over the course of 2018, it was recommended that a Public Liaison Committee be established to provide a forum for the dissemination, consultation, review and exchange of information regarding upgrades to the Whitney Tisdale pumping stations and other issues affecting the Porcupine River Watershed. CONTINUE READING TERMS OF REFERENCE

PORCUPINE WATERSHED PUBLIC LIAISON COMMITTEE AGENDAS AND MINUTES

August 11, 2019

Confirmation Letter from Wessuc Environmental Dated August 2, 2019 advising residents that Bob’s Lake Lagoon cleanup is in progress… Read the letter

An environmental firm has been hired to remove more than 50 years of sludge build-up from the Bob’s Lake sewage lagoon.

Following a brief presentation by Scott Tam, the city’s manager of environmental services, Timmins council passed a bylaw May 28/2019 to approve the hiring of Wessuc Environmental to carry out the job… Read Full Article

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 

HERE’S WHY YOU’LL SEE YELLOW FISH ON THE ROADS

June 19, 2019 – Students help to unofficially launch program, Yellow Fish have been 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 suppose to go down the storm drains” said Crystal Percival, MRCA Drinking Water Source Protection Lead.

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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

MAY 25, 2019 – DRAW YOUR PERFECT PORCUPINE LAKE CONTEST

This was our 1st Porcupine Lake drawing Contest and we were so happy that so many participated in the event. Congratulations to all that submitted drawings and to the final winners.

Check out the drawings and winners!

May 25, 2019 – 2ND ANNUAL PORCUPINE LAKE CLEANUP

This is a great example of what happens when our community comes together! Thank you to our amazing board members, volunteers and sponsors for helping us clean Porcupine Lake. Together we filled a dump truck of trash! You guys are the absolute best.
We want to thank all of the friends of the Friends who continue to keep our watershed clean all year round. Thank you for picking up trash on your daily walks, jogs and rides and making the effort to keep South End clean!

Check out the Cleanup Photo Gallery

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