AUGUST 1, 2020 SERVICE DISRUPTION ON KINSMEN TRAIL:  
The railway underpass from Oak St. to Judge is closed due to flooding from a broken water main.  It is expected to reopen by the end of the week. 

NBMCA SERVICE DURING COVID-19 DISRUPTION

UPDATED AUGUST 4, 2020*

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority continues to follow the guidance of the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and respond appropriately.  We continue to examine our business practices to find a balance between our social responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to deliver essential services.

*PLEASE NOTE: All Conservation Areas are open.  The public is asked to practise physical distancing, maintaining a distance of 2 meters from other family/household groups on the beach.   The washroom at Elks Beach is now open and sanitized twice daily (approx 6 am and 4 pm)  Washrooms at Mattawa Island and Eau Claire Gorge remain closed at this time. 

NORTH BAY & PARRY SOUND OFFICES

The NBMCA offices in North Bay and Parry Sound are now closed to the public; however,  the majority of staff are working off-site and continue to provide service by phone or email.   Email addresses are available on the Staff Directory.

PERMITS AND LEGAL INQUIRIES

Temporary measures have been put in place for On-site Sewage System and Section 28 (DIA) Regulation Applications and Inspections.   Please see the link in the sidebar (Updated June 2, 2020).

For legal inquiries and reviews, we ask that all requests be submitted electronically, by email or fax listed on the sidebar.

If you are looking for information, applying for a permit, or requiring the service of NBMCA we ask you to call first to speak to a staff member. Call  North Bay 705-474-5420 and or Parry Sound 705-746-7566 leave a message on a staff member's voice mail (extensions are listed on the Staff Directory) Staff are retrieving their messages regularly.  You can also leave a message in the general delivery voicemailbox.   

Email:  North Bay Office - nbmca@nbmca.ca  or  Parry Sound Office- nbmca@nbmcaps.ca

FLOOD FORECASTING

NBMCA will be continuing its ongoing Flood Forecasting Program.   Should conditions warrant, NBMCA will continue to advise municipalities, emergency responders and the public of any potential flooding or flood safety issues.  Updates are posted on our website Flood Forecasting pages and on social media.

CONSERVATION AREAS*

All of NBMCA’s conservation areas, beaches and boat launches are now open for passive use while a few amenities, such as washrooms as well as basketball, tennis and volleyball courts remain closed.  The public is asked to practise physical distancing and remain 2 meters apart from other family/household groups.  

The washroom is now open at Elks Lodge 25 Family Park on Trout Lake.  Washrooms will be sanitized twice daily in accordance with the Health Unit and NBMCA COVID-19 protocols at approximately 6 am and 4pm.  Please be COVID-19 friendly.

Washrooms remain closed at:
Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area
Mattawa Island Conservation Area

NBMCA will continue to monitor the provincial phasing approach to opening up activities in the province and guidance from the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit and will consider opening additional washrooms in accordance with public health recommendations and provincial direction as well as NBMCA COVID-19 policies and protocols.​

Brochures will not be stocked at conservation areas during COVID-19.  Maps and information for many of NBMCA’s conservation areas are available on-line at https://www.nbmca.ca/conservation-areas-trails/find-a-conservation-area/

Thank you for your understanding.  This page will be updated with any changes as the situation evolves.

EVENT POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

NBMCA Board Meetings are being held via Zoom and posted to YouTube.

*Mattawa River Canoe Race July 25, 2020 has been cancelled.

*Eau Claire Gorge Hike July 24, 2020 has been cancelled.

*Chippewa Creek EcoPath Fall Festival" has been cancedlled.

The Natural Classroom is closed and will not be available for rental until further notice.