Callander’s close proximity to water, rural land and a variety of natural environments, make environmental protection and stewardship especially important.
The Municipality of Callander encourages a culture of environmental sustainability. Environmental aspects that are taken into consideration include:
- Callander Bay is our community’s drinking water source. It is particularly sensitive to, and adversely affected by, nutrient loading and accumulation of pollutants. We must all do our part to ensure the environmental quality of Lake Nipissing. Improved sewage treatment and stormwater management are examples of ways to improve the water quality in Callander Bay.
- Provincially significant wetlands and natural heritage located within the Municipality are environmentally sensitive and need to be protected from incompatible uses and activities.
- The cumulative impact of waterfront development throughout the Municipality.
- Ensuring that natural resource activities, including forestry, mineral exploration and development, hunting and fishing and other recreational activities can continue in a manner that is sustainable, while protecting the quality and quantity of surface and ground water resources.
- All practical forms of energy conservation to reduce the environmental impact on the community.
- Callander residents are encouraged to take harsh chemicals, unused cleaning materials and paints to the City of North Bay’s seasonal Household Hazardous Waste depot, 112 Patton Rd., adjacent to The City’s bus station.
North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority
“Restore your shore”