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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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Septic Social – 3 May 2018, 7:00 pm, Lockerby Legion

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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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VRS Annual Report – 2017

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VRS – Annual General Meeting

VERMILION RIVER STEWARDSHIP
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
on
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club – 45 Club Road, Worthington, ON

SNACKS AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: BOB FLOREAN AND ROLLY FRAPPIER

This dynamic duo will have you on the edge of your seats, with lots to share regarding their award winning local stream and fishery rehabilitation and resource stewardship initiatives.

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.

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..

Please support the Vermilion River Stewardship by purchasing a
2018 Membership – $25 Family

Thank you for your ongoing support!

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2017 Vermilion River Clean-up – Wabagishik Lake

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out on Saturday, the 27th of May, to help clean-up the Vermilion River and Wabagishik Lake.   A special thanks to the Basso Family, the Whitefish Lion’s Club, and Vrab’s Independent Grocers, for providing our volunteers with a hot and tasty lunch.  As you can see we collected a BIG pile of garbage – so a very productive and fun day!!  Check out the photos:

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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 Milfoil (EWM) in our City of Lakes, there is avid interest in their latest research and new technology to control/manage EWM.

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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 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.

 

 

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2015 Vermilion River Clean-up – Wabagishik Lake

Thank you to all our Vermilion River Stewardship volunteers who came out to help in our 1st Annual River Clean-up last Sunday, 7th of June.   Also, a BIG THANK YOU to VRABS Independent Grocers for the contribution towards our barbecue lunch, and for the Basso Family for feeding all our volunteers!

The forecast called for rain, but we were pleasantly surprised to have about 30 people show up to help in our clean-up – and the rain stayed away until just as we were leaving.

Bug spray, bug jackets, and an enthusiastic willingness to make a difference were in abundance!!  A great time was had by all, and Wabagishik Lake and the Vermilion River are looking fantastic!

I hope no one was nipped by the poison ivy!

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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.