Lower Nipigon River Hike July 20th
Posted on: July 3, 2014

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Eighteen persons participated in a Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan (RAP) hike of the lower Nipigon River on July 20th, Lake Superior Day. Hikers were accompanied by RAP personnel who provided information about environmental issues addressed by the RAP. A RAP kayak tour of the lower Nipigon River was held on August 17th. The above video contains footage from both events.

Points visited included:

  • Nipigon River Lagoon
  • Nipigon Municipal Water Pollution Control Plant
  • Clearwater Creek
  • Nipigon River Wetlands
  • Sawmill Point

Thanks to everyone who participated and a special thanks to landowner Chris Wrigley for permission to hike the trail which runs through his property.

Nipigon Bay is one of 42 locations around the Great Lakes designated by the International Joint Commission as an “Area of Concern” due to environmental issues. Remedial Action Plans, or cleanup plans, have been put in place for each of these locations. Significant progress has been made in addressing environmental issues in the “Nipigon Bay Area of Concern” which includes the lower Nipigon River.

The Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan will carry out a kayak tour of the lower Nipigon River on August 17th. More information will be posted soon on this website. View pictures of last year’s RAP kayak tour in Thunder Bay.

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