(North Bay, September 8, 2020) Restoration of the Lake Nipissing shoreline at the Eva Wardlaw Conservation Area began today by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).
“Flooding in 2019 caused substantial erosion along the water’s edge at Eva Wardlaw Conservation Area”, explains Troy Storms, Manager, Lands & Stewardship, NBMCA. “The work being done by Watson Landscaping will improve the shoreline and reduce erosion in the future,” he added.
Silt screen will be installed at the water’s edge and a large rock wall will be constructed where the existing shoreline was before the 2019 flood. This wall consists of about 30 linear feet from the southern end of the lakefront side. The rock wall will be backfilled with gabion stone (rip rap) then covered by geotextile fabric and top soil then hydro seeded.
This project is scheduled to be completed by Friday September 11. The Conservation Area is still open during this work, but we ask the general public to stay away from the work areas.
The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority was founded in 1972 by the Province of Ontario and its 10 member municipalities. A non-profit organization, the NBMCA works closely with the public to balance human needs with environmental needs throughout the region’s watershed. The NBMCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities who are members of Conservation Ontario.
Troy Storms, Manager, Lands & Stewardship (705) 474-5420 cell: (705) 494-5113
Sue Buckle, Manager, Communications & Outreach (705) 474-5420 cell: (705) 497-4999