Plan Your Spring Projects With SNC

NATION VALLEY —Are you planning on completing a development project this spring or summer within the watershed near a river, stream, floodplain, wetland, slope, or shoreline?

If so, South Nation Conservation (SNC) reminds residents from across its 4,384 square-kilometer jurisdiction in Eastern Ontario to contact its Property and Approvals Teams for more information before proceeding.

“We work with residents to ensure that their development projects are environmentally sound and safely constructed in areas that could be susceptible to natural hazards,” explains John Mesman, SNC’s Communications Lead. “This involves helping residents through the approvals process when a permit is required.”

SNC staff are available for consultations at its head office in Finch or at local municipal offices, making it easier for residents to meet and discuss projects and permit approvals.

Additionally, SNC’s septic officials conduct septic system inspections and issue permits on behalf of 13 of the Conservation Authority’s member municipalities. Coverage includes all regions within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, the City of Cornwall, and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, except for North and South Glengarry. In 2018, over 400 septic permit approvals were issued to local residents by SNC.

Septic system designers, installers and contractors are invited to attend SNC’s Annual Septic Meeting on April 18, at the J.R. Brisson Complex in Casselman, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The meeting covers general inspection procedures, permit applications, and provides opportunities for participants to share expertise and experiences.

SNC staff are likewise available to answer questions on a variety of topics, such as: tree planting projects, woodlot management, recreational opportunities, landowner stewardship projects, and its 14 day-use Conservation Areas.

“We pride ourselves on providing environmental services to our member-municipalities and their residents,” adds Mesman. “These partnerships allow us to protect people, property and the local environment.”

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