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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. Visit MRCA

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.

The Mattagami Region Source Protection Committee would like to congratulate Elena Lionello, a Grade 10 Student from O’Gorman High School: Timmins on her winning video promoting the importance of protecting drinking water in the City of Timmins. Use Elena’s message as inspiration to help protect our community’s drinking water now and in the future.

The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority

The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority is launching a local Yellow Fish Road program to raise awareness about storm water pollution. As part of this program, participants mark local storm drains with yellow fish symbols. The MRCA would like to thank The Bucket Shop Inc. for donating a bilingual stencil that will assist participants paint yellow fish on the storm drains as a visual reminder that “Rainwater Only” belongs in our storm drains.

CONGRATULATIONS TO Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed!!

The Venture Centre is please to present the FPRW with a cheque for $5000 in support of their ”COVID Strategic Plan” project.

These funds are supported through The Venture Centre Community Relief Fund which was created to assist communities and not for profits with projects that support their recovery efforts post COVID-19.

This fund would not be possible without the generous support of The Venture Centre’s funder, FedNor.

Thank you for your application and we look forward to seeing your project come to life!

The Venture Centre is A community finance development corporation within FedNor Canada.

“Community Recovery Fund” through the Venture Centre and FEDNOR was received in the amount of $5,000 for production of our new 2021 FPRW Strategic Plan.

FÉLICITATIONS AU @Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed !!

Le Centre de développement est heureux de remettre au FPRW un chèque de 5,000 $ pour son projet de “plan stratégique COVID”.

Ces fonds sont soutenus par le Fonds de rétablissement communautaire du Centre de développement qui a été créé pour aider les communautés et les organismes à but non-lucratif avec des projets qui soutiennent leurs efforts de rétablissement après le COVID-19.

Ce fonds ne seraient pas possible sans le généreux soutien du bailleur de fonds du Centre de développement, FedNor.

Merci pour votre candidature et nous avons hâte de voir votre projet prendre vie!

FPRW received a $3,000.00 donation from LAKE SHORE GOLD, a subsidiary of PAN AMERICAN SILVER. A contribution to be used to offset the costs of inventory, toward office and communication, equipment necessities. Thank you for your commitment to the environment and the sustainability of our watershed.

Northern College Partners to Take Action on Porcupine lake

Northern College and the City of Timmins have met to create a new partnership with a dynamic community group, The Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed, to improve conditions in and around Porcupine Lake.

On October 22, 2020, the three partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding to move the partnership forward.


CELA is a specialty legal clinic within the Ontario-wide network of clinics funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We provide free legal services to people and groups across Ontario that qualify for legal aid.

We work to protect human health and our environment by seeking justice for those harmed by pollution and by working to change policies to prevent such problems in the first place.  As a Legal Aid Clinic our top priority is to represent low income individuals and communities and to speak out for those with less influence and who receive less of a say in decision-making.