Our Community Involvement

The Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association is active in the betterment of our community.

Each year we work with the Leisure Services in the area to host a Winter Weekend for children.

We participate in the Adopt A Road Program.

We fund scholarships for budding new biologists and conservation minded young people.

We have worked with Big Brothers in planting trees.

We host monthly meetings where the general public can hear lectures on topics as varied as outdoor photography to wild turkey management.

Members work with the Junction Creek Restoration group to clean up and stock our local waterways with trout.

We work with the local branch of Crime Stoppers.

We work with the local representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources on many and varied projects.

We work with the 200 Wolf Squadron R.C.A.C. during our Fish Pond and lend them the use of our club property for events.

We played a large part in the founding of the Nickel District Conservation Authority.

Members participate in Earth Day.

And.... we are always looking for new and exciting ways to help our community. Send us your suggestions today!

 

Conservation Efforts


The Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association is actively involved in the conservation, health and welfare of the wildlife and resources in and around the Sudbury Area.

 

We work aggressively to maintain and improve the environment, fish, and wildlife in our community through such projects as stocking fish, annual tree planting, and helping to re-introduce Elk into Ontario.

Since 1916 we have been interested in "giving back" both to our community and our environment. With that in mind our club has a long history of re-stocking lakes, running fish hatcheries, feeding deer during hard winters, creating and installing nesting boxes for various waterfowl, working with the Provincial government to re-introduce Elk into northern Ontario, and so many more projects that we could not begin to list all of them here. We also played a large part in the founding of the Nickel District Conservation Authority.

Each year members plant trees in the spring, help to re-stock and clean up the Junction Creek waterways in our area, work on highway clean up crews with the Adopt A Road program, and fund projects to re-stock or re-introduce many types of animals and fish in the north.

Please come out to a meeting this year and find out for yourself how you can help us preserve our great natural heritage.

 The Sudbury Game and Fish club, in partnership with Science North, helped kids from three schools build Bluebird nesting boxes at the Science North site on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. A total of 50 boys and girls built the boxes from lumber provided by the club. Each youngster got to bring the nest boxes home with them. The kids were excited and had a great time learning how to put the nesting boxes together with hammer and nails. Below is a picture of the happy faces of kids, parents and teachers along with their completed project. The club thanks Mike McConnell, Carl Constantin, Earl Teddy and Felix Delongchamp for their help. 

Grade 8 students at Algonquin Road receive national recognition



Grade 8 students at Algonquin Road Public School have received national recognition for their participation in supporting a local fish habitat and for taking part in a cross-district inquiry based learning study. They have earned one of three honourable mentions, awarded in Canada, for their entry in the RBC-Evergreen Watershed Champions contest.
 
Michele Henschel, Curriculum Co-ordinator for Science and Technological Studies, and Martha Walli, e-Learning Contact for Rainbow District School Board, led the cross-district inquiry based learning project in collaboration with Anna-Marie Boulding, Instructional Technology Consultant with the Simcoe County District School Board. The Algonquin students used iPad Minis and the Blended Learning environment to collaborate with students at Goodfellow Public School in Innisfil on the Grade 8 water systems science unit. 
 
Under the leadership of John Hazen of the Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association and Algonquin Road Public School teacher Darren Foy, the students had a unique opportunity to work on the first spawning bed to be constructed in a landlocked lake in Ontario – Broder 23 (Wolf) Lake, which is located in the East Wanapitei River watershed. 
 
The outflow from another body of water, located above and to the east of the landlocked lake, was used to create the stream of moving water required for spawning and for oxygenating eggs. This source of moving water enabled the successful construction of the spawning bed and resting pool system.
 
“The students' efforts were part of a series of steps taken to build the spawning bed and reclaim the lake, which had become acidic,” said Darren Foy. “The lake has been rehabilitated and is now a habitat for stocked brook trout, splake and rainbow trout. The spawning bed will create a self-sustaining fish population in the lake.”
 
Following their work at the spawning bed site, the students developed media presentations that explained how the system worked and how the construction process unfolded. The slideshow played for the entire March Break at the Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association’s annual fishpond event and served to increase public awareness about local efforts to reclaim lakes.
 
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