The MRCA is a community-based environmental protection agency that has been actively involved in the management and protection of our watershed resources for over 50 years. Our goal is to make sure we have a healthy environment in which to work and play both now and in the years to come. As with all provincial Authorities, the MRCA is based on three fundamental founding principles: local initiative and involvement – a close municipal/provincial partnership – resource management on a watershed basis.
Our water management responsibilities are focused not only on ensuring we have clean and abundant water, but that the lives and property of our watershed residents are protected from the threats of flooding and erosion. We accomplish this through the regulation of construction and filling, the monitoring of our lakes and rivers and the development of specific water management plans and programs. Much of this work is made possible by way of strong partnerships with local, provincial and federal agencies.
David Vallier (right)
is currently the General Manager of the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority and has held this position for 5 years. His prior work experience includes working in the City of Timmins Community Development Services Department as a Development Planner and the Ministry of Citizenship / Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport as a Development Officer. Educated in Environment Sciences at the University of Guelph, David also holds a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. David’s environmental background and knowledge of integrated watershed management will be a great asset to the group.
Kevin Gagnon (left)
is a Canadore College Environmental Protection Technician graduate. He has worked for the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority for the past 17 years as both a general labourer and Field Supervisor. Kevin is involved in Trail/Landscape maintenance and development, flood monitoring, water sampling and student and contract employee supervisor.