NBMCA Service Update Effective May 9, 2022

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority continues to deliver programs and services in accordance with NBMCA's COVID-19 protocols and the provincial reopening guidelines.

  1. NBMCA offices at 15 Janey Ave., North Bay and 65 Bowes St. Parry Sound are now open to the public by appointment.   If you wish to meet with a staff member, please contact them to set up an appointment. Email addresses and cell phone numbers are available on the Staff Directory.  Staff will be working both in-office and off site and will continue to provide service by phone or email.
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  2. At the April 27, 2022 Board Members meeting, the Members rescinded the Vaccination Policy they had put in place October 27, 2021.  Those entering the NBMCA offices, including staff, board members, contractors, volunteers and visitors, will no longer be required to show proof of COVID vaccination. 

  3. All staff and visitors will continue to be required to wear a mask and sanitize. They are asked to practise physical distancing (where possible)

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.    Email addresses and cellphone numbers are available on the Staff Directory.  General inquiries regarding on-site sewage systems can email the North Bay Office - septic.northbay@nbmca.ca  or  the Parry Sound Office - septic.parrysound@nbmca.ca

NBMCA MEMBERS MEETINGS

NBMCA (Board) Member Meetings will return to in-person meetings on May 25.    NBMCA Member Meetings.

NATURAL CLASSROOM - 15 JANEY AVE., NORTH BAY

The Natural Classroom is now available for rental, occupancy numbers are limited and masks will continue to be required by those who enter.

NBMCA OFFICE OBSERVATION DECK - 15 JANEY AVE., NORTH BAY

The Observation Tower is closed until further notice due to maintenance and repairs to the tower scheduled to begin in June 2022.

CONSERVATION AREAS

All conservation areas open to the public during the winter months, however the gates have been closed at Elk's Beach Park, La Vase Portages Conservation Area and Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area.  All washrooms and amenities are closed for the season.  The dock at Papineau Lake has been removed for the season and will be put back in next spring.  Please note: None of our trails and Conservation Areas are maintained during the winter.