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 of 2013, the Vermilion River Stewardship, Ontario Rivers Alliance, and over twenty other individuals and organizations made Part II Order requests to the Minister of Environment, indicating that in our opinion Xeneca Power Development Inc. (Xeneca) did not meet the requirements of the Class EA for Waterpower in several areas, and requested that the Environmental Report (ER) be elevated to an Individual Environmental Assessment, a more rigorous environmental assessment. Read more →
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 their own section of the Vermilion and connecting lakes – so a BIG THANK YOU to all who volunteered! A special thanks to the Basso Family and the Whitefish District Lion’s Club for providing a great barbecue for our clean-up volunteers!
It was a very cold day, with a sprinkling of snow, but a good time was had by all – and a huge pile of garbage was collected.
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 their generous donation and for Conservation Sudbury’s in-kind contribution towards the extension of our Project into the 3rd year!!
Presentation made by Carrie Strangway at Vermilion River Stewardship’s General Meeting on 14 October 2015.
Presentation by Anoop Naik, Conservation Sudbury, at Vermilion River Stewardship General Meeting, on 9 March 2016: