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 right 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!

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

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 SUPPOSED TO GO DOWN THE STORM DRAINS,” SAID CRYSTAL PERCIVAL, MRCA DRINKING WATER SOURCE PROTECTION LEAD. 

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CHECK OUT THE MRCA PHOTOS

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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