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2018 Vermilion River Clean-up – Ella Lake

A BIG thank you to all those volunteers who came out to participate, and a special thanks to the Basso Family for providing our hot lunch, and to the Whitefish District Lion’s Club for donating $100 towards the food!!  It was a beautiful day and Ella Lake is looking FANTASTIC!

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Water & Wastewater Master Plan – VRS Comments

The importance of creating, maintaining and protecting natural infrastructure such as wetlands, swales and vegetated buffers cannot be overstated when it comes to flood management and filtering stormwater runoff. Policies supporting this concept would go a long way towards reducing some of the stormwater infiltration into the wastewater collection systems. 

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Junction Creek Subwatershed Study and Stormwater Master Plan

Watershed and subwatershed studies should include water quality and water quantity considerations to help maintain and enhance natural freshwater systems, including fisheries and aquatic habitat.  These considerations should be guided by commonly accepted and held principles, including an ecosystem-based approach, a landscape-based analysis, cumulative effects, the precautionary approach, adaptive management, and sustainable development.

What are the goals and objectives of this study?  There is very little information about the subwatershed study, but instead appears to be primarily designed to manage stormwater run-off to prevent flooding and development impacts.

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Cochrane Micro-Hatchery – Rolly Frappier

Rolly Frappier is the founder of the United Walleye Club, which linked resource management agencies and community-based efforts to cooperatively carry out education, extensive walleye culture and stocking efforts in the Sudbury District.  Rolly is a passionate outdoorsman and community natural resource stewardship leader who has led successful efforts to lobby for and better manage and improve fisheries and wildlife populations in the near north and Sudbury region, including Wabagishik Lake.   He is presently focused on delivering a citizen science school based micro-hatchery education program via his Micro-Hatchery Inc..

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Mattagami Mini-Hatchery – Rolly Frappier

Rolly Frappier is the founder of the United Walleye Club, which linked resource management agencies and community-based efforts to cooperatively carry out education, extensive walleye culture and stocking efforts in the Sudbury District.  Rolly is a passionate outdoorsman and community natural resource stewardship leader who has led successful efforts to lobby for and better manage and improve fisheries and wildlife populations in the near north and Sudbury region, including Wabagishik Lake.   He is presently focused on delivering a citizen science school based micro-hatchery education program via his Micro-Hatchery Inc..

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Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association – 2018 VRS AGM

Bob Florean is retired from 38 years working for the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, as a Fish & Wildlife Specialist and Stewardship Coordinator.  Bob is also an avid fisherman, whose outdoor related passions include working with various community stewardship champions to enhance, protect and restore compromised natural resource values.  Bob is also the founder of the award winning Manitoulin Streams Improvement Assoc.

 

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