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Hundreds of students act to protect city’s drinking water

First time Yellow Fish Program continued all summer

 

THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT FLUSH DOWN THE DRAIN

As we approach the spring and summer season, we want to remind everyone that there are many easy ways to limit our harmful impact on environment and wildlife, including finding ways to commemorate an event or raise awareness by choosing an option that does no harm instead of releasing balloons..

Yellow Fish program aims to make indelible impression on students

Raising awareness about storm water pollution

Students from St. Joseph School in South Porcupine got a chance to get outdoors on Monday as part of the Yellow Fish road program from the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority.

The Yellow Fish road program raises awareness about storm water pollution, and how it can impact local wildlife areas and waterways.

“A lot of people don’t realize that the water that goes into the storm drains goes untreated into our lakes and rivers, so we’re just trying to raise awareness and remind people that only rain should go down the storm drains,” said Crystal Percival, the MRCA’s drinking water source protection lead.

Successful June 4th lake cleanup

FPRW had a successful morning with 70 members of the community helping clean up Porcupine Lake and the Porcupine River Watershed. Not only did we clean around Porcupine Lake, we had a group at the North Bart Thompson trail and a group at Nighthawk. Thank you to all our Clean Up Day participants and our sponsors. The sponsor list is long and another personal thank you post to all of them will follow soon. We weathered the storm for the day and finished just in time, packed up and gone by rain time. The Winner of our $250 Environmental package was young Jackson Payeir 288.2386. Wearing his Batman Shirt for the clean up. He took home as part of his prize package an amazing Bat House. He was excited. Hope you enjoy the following pictures and hope you take your well deserved break. Thank you all again.

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY

On May 14, 2022, the Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed celebrated World Migratory Bird Day by hosting a guided bird walk at Porcupine Lake. Participants walked the Prospector trail with their binoculars to watch and listen to various migrating birds. From waterfowl feeding on the lake, Savannah Sparrows singing in tall grass and shrubs, and various colourful migrating warblers singing in mixed forest; the group got to experience the variety of habitat that Porcupine Lake offers to migrating and resident birds. Overall, the group counted 37 species in two hours and the list was submitted to eBird, a worldwide database of bird observations. In the past decade, 193 different species of birds were observed and documented at Porcupine Lake, making it a prime location for local bird enthusiasts. 

Canada dumps billions of litres of raw sewage into natural waterways annually. How can we stop?

When you flush your stuff, it flows into a network of sewage pipes that lead to a sewage treatment plant where it is cleaned and treated before the remaining water is dumped into the ocean.

EARTH DAY TIPS. WE CAN ALL DO OUR PART!

Change starts with action. Better yet, an action that affects the world around you. A Billion Acts of Green are happening across the planet.

WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption.

WATER IS LIFE, LET'S PROTECT IT!

Clean water is essential for our health and the environment. The way we use it, pollution and climate change are affecting this precious resource.

City of Timmins Official Plan

FPRW Letter City Official Plan Input 2022

FPRW Recommendations COT Official Plan February 2022

Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Summary (3)

City of Timmins Jan 25, 2022 PRESENTATIONS & REPORTS

Composting and Co-digestion Feasibility Study – S. Tam and Indra Maharjan (OCWA)

City of Timmins Jan 25, 2022 PRESENTATIONS & REPORTS

McIntyre Lift Station Upgrades – Y. Deslauriers

Melview Park Residential Development

City of Timmins Official Plan Update

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CRAWFORD NICKEL SULPHIDE PROJECT

Presentation and engagement activities.
FPRW Meeting Report

 

CRAWFORD PROJECT

Delivering the Next Generation of Nickel Sulphide Projects

September 2021

Water level data on Porcupine Lake

Real-Time Hydrometric Data Graph for PORCUPINE LAKE NEAR PORCUPINE (04MD005) [ON]

FPRW has exciting project for the nature enthusiasts in our area!

The FPRW just created an iNaturalist project! We invite you to explore, discover and record all the wonderful living species that you find in the Porcupine River Watershed area.

LET'S EXPLORE

PORCUPINE LAKE & RIVER STUDY JANUARY 1978

This report contains results of thr following studies:

  • hydrology and hydraulics of the Porcupine Lake and Porcupine River downstream from the lake
  • annual flooding of areas around the lake and low-level conditions during the summer months
  • water quality and weed growth in the lake and the extent to which these factors relate to water level fluctuations.

Remedial action plans 1/2 & PLC

  • Remedial Action Plan #1
  • Remedial Action plan #2
  • Porcupine Watershed Public Liaison Committee (PLC) info

Water management: policies, guidelines, provincial water quality objectives

This 1994 publication contains the Ministry of the Environment and Energy policies and guidelines for the management of the province’s water resources. It gives direction on how to manage the quality and quantity of both surface and ground waters.

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Environmental Language glossary

An alphabetical list of terms or words found in or relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary.

WARNING! CONTAMINATED FISH IN PORCUPINE LAKE

2020 – After receiving the results of a recent fish sampling study (Updated fish contaminant levels and consumption advisories for Porcupine Lake) done in June 2019 by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) at Porcupine Lake in Whitney Township, the Porcupine Health Unit has reviewed the data in consultation with experts at Public Health Ontario regarding public health recommendations. PHU MEDIA RELEASE – EN/FR Officials in the Timmins Area are alerting people about increased contamination of fish in Porcupine Lake.


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