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Milfoil Madness – April 11, 2017 – 6:30 pm, Lockerby Legion, Sudbury

The Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance extends an invitation to attend an information session, “Milfoil Madness” on April 11th, 2017, at 6:30 pm, Lockerby Legion, Long Lake Road. Featuring 2 presenters from the Ottawa area:  Giorgio Vecco and Rob Perrins.   As 18 lakes have been invaded by Eurasian Water

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Journey with Jim: A river runs through it

October 26, 2013, the Sudbury Star We can hear the rapids before we see them, a sibilant rumble that sounds almost like the name of the place we’re visiting. Wabagishik, the word for both the whitewater ahead and the wind-ruffled lake behind us, turns out, however, to

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Simon Lake Community wants reprieve from Algae

The Vermilion River Stewardship (VRS) is writing to express concern over an HCI Grant Application by the Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group (SLCSG), requesting that the City of Sudbury purchase a mechanical harvester to remove algae from Simon Lake.

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Wabagishik still at risk – but it’s not over until it’s over

An update on the previous post found here. It appears that what we thought was a done deal, is still uncertain.  Xeneca has now invited all requesters to take part in a Project Liaison Committee meeting. On the 11th of July, 2016, shortly after receiving the lists indicating that

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Spatial-determinants of deteriorating water quality in the Vermilion River, by Carrie Strangway, UOIT

As part of the Lower Vermilion Source Water Quality Monitoring Project, funded through a 3-year Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, Carrie Strangway completed her Master’s Thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a degree of Master of Science in the Faculty of Science, Applied Bioscience, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.  What

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Victory for the Vermilion River – A Roller Coaster Ride

Wabagishik Rapids, Vermilion River The Vermilion River has been under threat from the proposed development of 4 modified run-of-river hydroelectric facilities since finding out about them late in 2010.   The proposed Wabagishik Rapids Generating Station was the first of the 4 to move forward, and in November

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2016 Vermilion River Clean-up – Ella Lake

On behalf of the Vermilion River Stewardship, I would like to thank everyone who came out to our Vermilion River Clean-up on Sunday.  There were 28 people who came out to help at Ella Lake for the Clean-up, and there were also others who opted to clean-up

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Vermilion River Watershed – Greater Sudbury Watershed Studies

VRS is recommending that a portion of the funding be assigned to a Master Watershed Study for the Vermilion River Watershed. This study would take a big picture perspective, and consider the cumulative effects that development, stormwater runoff, and wastewater and mining effluent are having on the Vermilion River. This

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Ramsey Lake Subwatershed Terms of Reference

The Vermilion River Stewardship (VRS), is grateful for this opportunity to comment on the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Ramsey Lake Watershed Study; however, the short deadline for comments has made it challenging to make a thorough review.  VRS requests that a minimum comment period

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Lower Vermilion Source Water Quality Monitoring Project – Final Report, by VRS

This is the result of a 3 year water quality sampling project on the Lower Vermilion River, within the Vermilion River Watershed. A big thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for funding this important Project!! Another big thank you goes out to KGHM International Ltd. for

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THANK YOU ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION, KGHM INTERNATIONAL & CONSERVATION SUDBURY FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

The Lower Vermilion Source Water Quality Program is a 3 year study to characterize the lower Vermilion River to identify all negative inputs and outputs affecting water quality, and to ultimately recommend a course of action to protect and restore water quality on the Vermilion River system.