(North Bay, February 25, 2020)  Rural property owners, particularly those with shorelines, streambanks or wetlands, are invited to a public forum Feb 27 to explore “Is Your Rural Property Climate Change Resilient?”

“As part of our stewardship and outreach initiatives, we have gathered experts with the latest research and guidance to shed light on the local climate change data as well as ways you can protect your rural property from climate change, reduce erosion, and increase stream bank and shoreline resiliency,” said Sue Buckle, Manager of Communications and Outreach for the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) which is hosting the event Feb 27 at 6 pm at the Corbeil Park Hall.

The speakers include Hassan Rouhani, Climate Change Specialist with the Township of Bonfield; NBMCA’s Paula Scott, Director of Planning and Development and Troy Storms, Manager of Lands and Stewardship; along with April James, Canada Research Chair at Nipissing University and Jane White, Masters of Environmental Studies candidate at Nipissing University who is presenting her research on the relationship between phosphorus and turbidity in the Callander-Wasi subwatershed.

The presentation is funded in part by Environment and Climate Change Canada with support from the Municipality of East Ferris and the Townships of Bonfield and Chisholm. 

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) was founded in 1972 by the Province of Ontario and the NBMCA’s 10 member municipalities. A non-profit organization, the NBMCA works closely with the public to balance human needs with the environmental needs of the region’s watershed. The NBMCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities who are members of Conservation Ontario.


For more information, contact: 

Sue Buckle, Manager, Communications & Outreach                          (705) 474-5420   ext. 2010