Spanish & Vermilion Rivers Water Management Plan

The Spanish River system has been used for waterpower generation for more than 100 years. Vale owns and operates 15 main water control structures and 5 generating stations while Domtar owns and operates 5 main control structures and 1 generating station.

The Spanish & Vermilion Rivers Water Management Plan sets out the details of the operation and management of each waterpower and control structure within the Spanish River and Vermilion River Watersheds.  This plan was prepared by the Spanish & Vermilion Rivers Water Management Planning Team, and is available for viewing at this link.

2019 Vermilion River Clean-up – Wabagishik Lake

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out on Saturday, the 29th of June, to help clean-up the Vermilion River and Wabagishik Lake.   A special thanks to the Basso Family, the Whitefish Lion’s Club, and Chris’s Your Independent Grocers, for providing our volunteers with a hot and tasty lunch.  As you can see we collected a lot of garbage again this year – a very productive and fun day!!   The poison ivy was abundant, so please remind us next year to hold the event earlier when plants are not sprouting. :-/

Also thank you to Hiamedia for donating our beautiful new Vermilion River Clean-up signage!  You can reach Hiamedia through their website at: www.hiamedia.com
  Description: hia logo

Check out the photos:

 

Bill 66 – Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 – Request to Mayor & Council

It is crucial that we reject Bill 66, as risky development decisions made in this jurisdiction or adjacent municipalities could have negative impacts on Sudbury’s air, land and/or water, as well as the Great Lakes and many other highly valued ecosystems. Being “Open for Business” is a good thing, unless it is at the expense of public health and safety or the environment. 

Read more

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..