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Eacom Timber Contributes to New Trail Development 1024 683 MRCA

Eacom Timber Contributes to New Trail Development

Eacom Timber Corporation generously donated several loads of wood chips to the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority for a new interpretive trail at the Hersey Lake Conservation Area.

The new trail will feature a series of self-guided exhibit panels that will provide information on tree species and their common uses. It will also describe some of the forest management techniques used to ensure the conservation of our forest resources.

These types of projects would not be possible without the support from our generous community partners.

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Community Businesses Invest in Trails

The Wintergreen Fund for Conservation is pleased to announce the generous donations from Newmont Goldcorp, Caron Equipment and Miller Paving to the purchase of a side-by-side vehicle that we will used for trail and park maintenance and upgrades.

The contributions, both financial and in kind, from these organizations reflects their commitment to the communities where they live, work and play. With approximately 10,000 people using our trails every month we know that providing free, public access to safe and well maintained outdoor physical activity areas continues to benefit the community.

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Updated Flood Plain Mapping

The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority, with funding from and in co-operation with the City of Timmins, has undertaken a program of producing and updating flood hazard mapping throughout the City of Timmins.

We have completed draft flood plain mapping for the following areas which identifies flood prone areas or the 1:100 year flood event and Timmins Storm event, depending on the location.

  • Mattagami River
  • Kamiskotia Lake
  • Town Creek
  • Porcupine Lake
  • Frederick House Lake Road
  • Mountjoy Township (Shirley, Government Road N, Jaguar, Sandy Falls and Mahoney Rd)
  • Tisdale Township (north of Hwy 101 E)
  • and other previously mapped areas of the City of Timmins.

This flood plain mapping will be used by the City of Timmins and MRCA when updating official plans and zoning schedules, and in reviewing other Planning Act applications. Updated flood plain mapping ensures that the MRCA and the City of Timmins are keeping people and property safe. The updated flood plain mapping will also help to ensure safe development within our watershed. For more information about the mapping updates, please contact our office at 705-360-2660.

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Kidd Operations Supports the Yellow Fish Road Program

Kidd Operations has provided a generous donation to the Yellow Fish Road Program in Timmins. The Yellow Fish Road program is a hands-on water education activity that educates the public about the impact of pollution entering our storm drains. It also highlights how storm water pollution can harm fish and wildlife and reduce water quality for human use.

These types of education programs would not be possible without the financial support of generous partners such as Kidd Operations.

School and community groups are welcome to participate! The Yellow Fish Road Program runs from May until October. It’s a fun, easy and effective method of educating youth and urban communities about how we can all improve the water quality in our rivers and lakes. Educational support materials are available for a range of grades. Contact our office for more information on how to get involved.

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Local High School Partnership

The MRCA collaborates with Timmins High & Vocational School for different projects throughout the year. Gillies Lake walkers will be happy to see that the students have completed the construction of a new snow groomer to pack the trail throughout the winter. This provides the students with hands on experience in construction and welding.

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Grooming begins on select trails

It looks as though the snow is here to stay! Our Field Supervisor has started our winter grooming.

Throughout the winter, the MRCA will continue to pack the walking trail in the Gillies Lake Conservation Area as well as select trails at the Hersey Lake Conservation Area. For those familiar with the Hersey Lake trails, you may notice that we are grooming a different route this year. This is to offer a variety of trail surfaces to accommodate our requests for un-groomed snowshoe and ski trails. We hope this helps the public to continue to enjoy our Conservation Areas throughout the winter months.   

Once again, we want to thank our generous community sponsors: Newmont Goldcorp, Caron Equipment, Miller Paving and the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation, for their contributions to our new side by side vehicle for property maintenance. Also, thanks to the students at Timmins High & Vocational School who completed the construction of a new snow groomer.