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Fifteen local conservation areas and trails open for Victoria Weekend

High water levels in the Ottawa and Mattawa Rivers has caused flooding.  Mattawa Island is fully flooded and is not accessible
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Courtesy North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority

The 15 conservation areas and trails owned and managed by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority are opened for the Victoria Day weekend, including the pedestrian underpass on the Kinsmen Trail between Oak St. and Stanley St.

All Conservation Areas and amenities are now open for the season with the exception of those listed below:

Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area
Two small portions of the trail closed May 15, 2019 until Further Notice
Gates and washroom are now open. Trail sections closed due to flooding. Will reopen when the river recedes.   

Eva Wardlaw Conservation Area 
Closed May 1, 2019, until Further Notice
The Parks Creek Backflood Control Dam was put into operation May 2, 2019, to block rising water from Lake Nipissing from entering Parks Creek.  Water flow from Parks Creek into Lake Nipissing will be pumped around the dam.  

Kate Pace Way @ Memorial Dr. between Monk & Regina
Closed May 8, 2019 until Further Notice
The Kate Pace Way and Memorial Dr. will be closed to traffic between Monk and Regina street for an undetermined period. The closure is temporary piping adjacent to the wastewater treatment plant as part of emergency preparedness given the current flood warning for North Bay and surrounding area. A detour with signage will be in place for local traffic.

Mattawa Island Conservation Area
Closed May 3, 2019 until Further Notice
High water levels in the Ottawa and Mattawa Rivers has caused flooding.  Mattawa Island is fully flooded and is not accessible.

Papineau Lake Conservation Area
Closed Fall 2018 until Further Notice:
Dock was removed in the fall.  The dock will be reinstalled by May 31, 2019.  Please call to confirm. 

For more information, directions and trail maps of NBMCA conservation areas and trails, as well as updates on trail closures or service disruptions,ures  visit www.nbmca.ca.




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