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If you’re imaginatively responsible to the place you live in, you understand the watershed.

(Robert Hass)
Remedial Action Plan Stage 1

The aim of this First Phase of the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is to develop a management
framework for the long term assessment and monitoring of the Porcupine River Watershed. This framework would also detail a program of remediation and restoration through the implementation of specific programs and projects directed at impaired beneficial uses. Impaired beneficial uses are referred to as ecosystem services whose integrity is jeopardized due to changes in the chemical, physical, or biological ecological constituents, which are identified and discussed further in Chapter 3. – READ FULL DOCUMENT

Remedial Action Plan Stage 2

INTRODUCTION
The aim of the 2nd of the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) was to begin the implementation of the Porcupine River Watershed Restoration Action Plan adopted in 2014 (The Porcupine River Watershed Remedial Action Plan Stage 1 Report). During this Second Phase a not-for profit, for public benefit organization named the Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed was formed and incorporated to take over as a non-formal “stewardship committee” with the goal of spearheading the Remedial Action Plan, to continue to work with all stakeholders of the First Phase, including provincial ministries, local government, local industry, the larger public and concerned non-governmental organizations. – READ FULL DOCUMENT

Porcupine Watershed Public Liaison Committee (PLC) info

On August 9, 2018, the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and our local group jointly sponsored a community information meeting at the Senator Hotel. The topic was the Environmental Bill of Rights and how it can be used. Several members of the Porcupine Lake Information spoke up. We publicly asked Mayor Black and City representatives to reconsider our request for a Porcupine Liaison Committee. – READ LETTER FROM PRESIDENT BRENDA TORRESAN

WETLAND MODEL: NATURE’S WATER FILTER

Water management: policies, guidelines, provincial water quality objectives

This 1994 publication contains the Ministry of the Environment and Energy policies and guidelines for the management of the province’s water resources. It gives direction on how to manage the quality and quantity of both surface and ground waters.

Environmental Language glossary

An alphabetical list of terms or words found in or relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary.

Study finds elevated levels of mercury, chromium in Porcupine Lake fish

College signs on to help improve Porcupine Lake

 

WARNING! CONTAMINATED FISH IN PORCUPINE LAKE

TIMMINS, ONTARIO – TUESDAY, NOV 3, 2020
After receiving the results of a recent fish sampling study (Updated fish contaminant levels and consumption advisories for Porcupine Lake) done in June 2019 by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) at Porcupine Lake in Whitney Township, the Porcupine Health Unit has reviewed the data in consultation with experts at Public Health Ontario regarding public health recommendations. PHU MEDIA RELEASE – ENGLISH / FRENCH. Officials in the Timmins Area are alerting people about increased contamination of fish in Porcupine Lake. CTV NEWS Sergio Arangio, VIEW LIVE BREAKING NEWS

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Northern College Partners to Take Action on Porcupine lake

Northern College Partners to Take Action on Porcupine Lake

TIMMINS ON: Northern College and the City of Timmins have met to create a new partnership with a dynamic community group, The Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed, to improve conditions in and around Porcupine Lake.

On October 22, 2020, the three partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding to move the partnership forward. READ MORE

news flash!

We have exceeded 1000 observations on our FPRW iNaturalist Project! If you want to discover the wonderful species that have been observed within our Porcupine River Watershed, click on the link below and explore! Want to help us find more? Create an account, take a photo of a mammal, plant, insect, or fish and submit it to the site or the app. We can’t wait to see what else the community is going to find! Visit iNaturalist website HERE

Explore and learn with Fprw iNaturalist © Project

FPRW is happy to launch their new iNaturalist© project! We invite you to explore, discover and record all the wonderful living species that you find in the Porcupine River Watershed area. This is a fun way to create an inventory of all living things around us. Anyone can explore and participate! CLICK HERE It’s fun and easy for nature lovers of all ages! Open the PDF documents for instructions on how you can participate and learn! Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Thank you to Andrew Warren for the beautiful cover photo on the iNaturalist project page.

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Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed appreciate your  cheque donation. Your kindness will help us attain our goals to restore the beneficial uses and to enhance the ecosystem of the Porcupine River Watershed which includes Porcupine River and Porcupine Lake.

Please make your cheque payable to: Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed

Mail to: Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed, P.O. Box 5111, South Porcupine, Ontario, PON1H0

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