Sault Ste Marie Region Conservation Authority

Welcome to the SSMRCA

EASTER HOLIDAY CLOSURE
 
The SSMRCA Office will be closed Good Friday, April 18 and Easter Monday, April 21. The office will resume regular business hours Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
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MINISTRY HAS FLOOD ADVISORY ROLE
 
MARCH 24, 2014 - DAVID ORAZIETTI, MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES
 
The Ministry of natural Resources is responsible for flood forecasting and warning at the provincial level in Ontario. We work closely with the province's 36 conservation authorities and Environment Canada to forecast when and where flooding is likely to occur...Read full article
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CONSERVATION AUTHORITY CONFIDENT IN FLOOD CONTROLS
 
Not only are Sault residents afraid the snow might stay forever, they also fear the flooding that might
result when the snow melts...Read full article
 
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NEW FEE SCHEDULE
 
 
Effective February 1, 2014 the SSMRCA has revised the fee schedule
for "Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines
and Watercourses permit applications and services.
 
 
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CHANGES TO THE FEDERAL FISHERIES ACT
 
In the past the SSMRCA worked as a one window stop for residents of the area to access approvals/permits/authorizations from several provincial and federal agencies.
 
Recent changes in the Federal Fisheries Act which came into effect on November 25, 2013 have changed the way some projects (in or near the water) are now reviewed.
 
Applicants can learn more about the new process at www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pnw-ppe/index-eng.html
Or contact Fisheries and Oceans Canada directly by phone at 1-855-852-8320 or by email at fisheriesprotection@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
 
Information contained on the Fisheries and Oceans Canada website will allow proponents to self-assess their project and if required submit an application.
 
The SSMRCA will continue to administer Ontario Regulation 176/06 – Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses using a science based approach as well as the tools provided by the Ontario Conservation Authorities Act in the area under our jurisdiction.
 
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Sault Much Potential! Northern Water Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff

It’s a great time to work in (Northern) water. Northern Ontario is naturally endowed with an abundance of fresh water; its landscape dotted by pristine inland lakes. But Northern Ontario currently faces a set of unique water challenges...View full article.

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FLOODS HAPPEN ARE YOU READY?
 
Record-setting rainfalls within the province and across the country has increased awareness of flood potential.
 
The best way to prepare for a flood is to prepare a household emergency plan and 72-hour emergency kit ahead of time. This plan should detail the actions you and your family should take before, during and after a flood emergency is declared. For more information please visit the Flood Preparedness webpage of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.
 
Conservation Authorities issue flood messages in local Conservation Authority watersheds in conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). MNR is responsible for areas outside the jurisdiction of Conservation Authorities.
 
For more information on Conservation Authorities and Flood Management please visit Conservation Ontario or to view the current status and local conditions visit the Flood Control and Management section of our webpage.
 
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SHAW TV
 
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A REMINDER TO ALL DOG OWNERS
 
The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority would like to remind pet owners in Sault Ste. Marie, for the safety of the general public, your dog and the protection of wildlife that dogs must be on leash and under control at all times while in conservation areas.
 
By keeping your dog on a leash and making sure to ALWAYS “scoop the poop” you can help keep conservation areas “dog friendly”.
(Sault Ste. Marie By-Law NO. 98-211 and NO. 87-125).
 
Thank you for keeping our areas safe and clean.
 
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CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES
 
The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) is a corporate body and one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario which create a network of independent corporate organizations involved in conservation and resource management.

Conservation Authorities (CAs) are known globally for their stewardship of our rivers, lakes and streams through the development and delivery of comprehensive programs that work with nature to protect, restore and effectively manage Ontario’s water resources. Based on Ontario’s system of watersheds, their initial jurisdictions were in water resource management, which later became integrated with wise land use
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CHECK OUT THE SSMRCA CHILDREN'S SOURCE WATER FESTIVAL
 

    

 

The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority is a registered Canadian charity. Please consider sponsoring a local environmental intiative by making a donation.
 
Member of
Conservation Ontario
 
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