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.

Effective March 27, 2020:

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.

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.

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

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.   North Bay 705-474-5420.  Parry Sound 705-746-7566.  The receptionist will help direct your call to the appropriate person.   

You could also contact us via email:  North Bay Office - nbmca@nbmca.ca  or  Parry Sound Office- nbmca@nbmcaps.ca

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 Spring 2020 Freshet and on social media.

You are still welcome to visit any of our 16 Conservation Areas; however trails are not maintained in the winter, and facilities and amenities remain closed.  As public health officials encourage people to get out and enjoy a walk during these stressful times, we remind you to respect social distancing (at least 1.5 meters between people) poop and scoop and keep your dogs on a leash.  

To minimize common areas of contact in NBMCA conservation areas, NBMCA is closing its hand-release garbage containers in conservation areas and providing hands-free garbage containers.  Garbage containers will be emptied once a week so it would be appreciated if you would take any wrappers, papers or other garbage home with you when you leave the conservation area.  If you do observe a full garbage container, please notify NBMCA at 705-474-5420.   

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.

We are also encouraging residents to stay informed and protected by regularly reviewing credible information on the Ontario government's dedicated COVID-19 webpage and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit webpage


NBMCA's Board Meeting scheduled for March 25, 2020, has been cancelled. 

NBMCA's Municipal Conference scheduled for March 27, 2020, has been postponed.

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