(North Bay, Ontario, December 23, 2019)  Enbridge Gas is proud to support the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s (NBMCA) Chippewa Creek EcoPath program through a $2,000 grant.

Funding will support the purchase of recognition signage which marks the sections adopted by community members, promote the Adopt-the-Creek program and supports the maintenance of www.chippewaecopath.ca website.

It will also offset the costs associated with the Chippewa Creek EcoPath Festival which recognizes the Adopt-the-Creek volunteers and brings together local environmental groups and community organizations that bring family-friendly environmental activities during the annual festival held in September along the creek.

“As a company with operations across North America, we believe it’s essential to be involved in helping to make our communities healthy and vibrant places to live. It is through our partnerships with organizations such as yours, that we demonstrate the strength of our commitment to being a responsible and considerate neighbour,” said Chris Ridler, Field Supervisor Utility Services, Operations North Bay, Enbridge Gas Inc.

“As watershed managers, one of NBMCA’s goals is to foster environmentally sustainable behaviours within our community.  That’s why we have special events and initiatives which engage children, youth, adults and families,” said Chris Mayne, NBMCA Chair.

The Chippewa Creek EcoPath is a community initiative to restore and enhance the natural and heritage values of Chippewa Creek through stewardship and education.  It’s a 3.2 km trail that follows the creek between Lake Nipissing and Thomson Park along the Kinsmen Trail.

NBMCA’s mandate is to provide effective leadership in the management of our watersheds where partners and communities are actively engaged in balancing human needs with the needs of the natural environment. 

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority 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. NBMCA manages 16 Conservation Areas and trails in the watershed and is one of 36 Conservation Authorities who are members of Conservation Ontario.

You can follow NBMCA on twitter @theNBMCA and on facebook.com/theNBMCA.


For information contact:
Sue Buckle, Manager, Communications & Outreach      (705) 474-5420 ext 2010

Thanks to Enbridge's Chris Ridler (2nd from left) for the $2000 grant for the Chippewa Creek EcoPath. Chris presented the cheque at the December 13, 2019 NBMCA Board Meeting.  From left Chris Mayne, Board Chair; Chris Ridler, Enbridge; Brian Tayler, NBMCA CAO; Sue Buckle, NBMCA Manager Communications & Outreach.