During the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order issued by the province on April 8, 2021, the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority will continue to deliver programs that have been deemed an “Essential Business/Service” by the Ontario/Canadian government. The delivery of services will follow COVID-19 protocols listed below.
NBMCA 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.
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.
*PLEASE NOTE: The gates are now open at Elks Beach and La Vase Portages Conservation Areas. Amenities including washrooms remain closed at this time. Eau Claire Gorge, Papineau Lake and Mattawa Island remain closed but are expected to open before the May long weekend, depending on COVID restrictions. The public must practice physical distancing, maintaining a distance of 2 meters from other family/household groups on the trails or wear a mask, and respect the current guidelines from the Ontario government.
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/
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org or Parry Sound Office- email@example.com
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.
NBMCA (Board) Member Meetings are being held via Zoom. The public is invited to observe via Zoom. Contact Sue Buckle, Manager Communications & Outreach firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
The Natural Classroom is closed and will not be available for rental until further notice.
October 15, 2020 - New Trail Bridge Spring 2021 at Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area! The bridge near the Gorge has been removed. The conservation area will be closed until spring. To access the Gorge, follow the trail past the Historic Cabin. The washrooms and the gate at Graham Road and Peddlers Drive are now closed for the season.