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Community comes together for Wolf Lake

The Save Wolf Lake Coalition put out the call, and the community answered. Nearly 150 people from varied backgrounds attended the benefit held last night, March 15, in support of the waterway.
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The Save Wolf Lake Coalition put out the call, and the community answered.

Nearly 150 people from varied backgrounds attended the benefit held last night, March 15, in support of the waterway.

Event organizer Beth Mairs said the audience included students, seniors, farmers, urban professionals, campers and of course, paddlers.

“The most interesting thing to me was the audience was from all walks of life,” she said.

Science North biologist Franco Mariotti offered up an interesting presentation on the old growth red pine forest surrounding the lake, and two paddling-oriented videos screened.

Mairs said the last week has been an exciting one for the coalition — the news that the province announced that is was backing away from a proposal to reduce protection in the heart of the Wolf Lake Old Growth Forest Reserve to encourage mineral exploration was well received.

Meetings to discuss the future of the area have been set up with Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci as well as Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk.

Mairs said the positive response from the evening, as well as the momentum building on a political level, is good news.

For more information about the Save Wolf Lake Coalition, e-mail beth@bamnorth.ca.

Posted by Jenny Jelen 



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