Supplied by the Sault Region Conservation Authority…
Sault Ste. Marie, ON – As a result of Premier Doug Ford’s announcement this morning and to
be proactive in response to COVID-19, after careful consideration, the Sault Ste. Marie Region
Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) beginning today, March 17, 2020 our Office is closed to the
general public until further notice. While the virus is not currently circulating locally, the
situation is evolving rapidly across the province and we are taking steps to protect the health
of our staff and the public.
The SSMRCA office is open. However, we are limiting face-to-face contact. If you are looking
for property information, applying for a permit, or require any of the SSMRCA services and
programs the public is encouraged to contact our staff through email or by
phone 705-946-8530. Please note that response and processing times may be delayed.
SSMRCA Flood Forecasting and Warning program is ongoing. Should conditions merit, we
will advise municipalities, emergency response and the public of any potential flooding or flood
safety issue. Updates will be posted on our website Current Watershed Conditions and social
All local Conservation Areas are open from 9 am to 9 pm and free to the public (excluding
Hiawatha groomed trails and Mark’s Bay access). Spending time in nature reduces stress,
anxiety, and improves general physical and mental health.
Please stay informed and protected by regularly reviewing information and updates posted on
the Algoma Public Health website.
Your patience and support are appreciated.
The SSMRCA Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 has been
postponed until April 21, 2020.
The Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Sugar Shack is postponed until fall 2020.
SSMRCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Our mandate is to ensure the
conservation, restoration and responsible management of Ontario’s water, land and natural
habitats through programs that balance human, environmental and economic needs. Our
Mission is to protect, improve and promote the local watershed through the delivery of
resource management services and programs in cooperation with our community partners.
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