The Environment Committee is currently participating in 2 annual activities.
 
Nipissing University - Robert J. Surtees Athletics Centre.
Viewing 10 am to 5 pm.
Awards at 6:30.
 
 
 
The committee participates in the judging and provides 3 Community Impact Awards¹ – for deserving projects in any category that make a practical difference in the community.
 
  • Junior Division [Grade 7/8] > Certificate and $50 per project
  • Intermediate Division [Grade 9/10] > Certificate and $100 per project
  • Senior Division [Grade 11/12] > Certificate and $150 per project

Going to the 2017 Canada-Wide Science Fair!

Left to right: Caleb Charette, Riley Geisler, Jacob Galema, Caitlin Howard, and Chloe Carriere

The Club (Youth Committee) also provides one of the major awards at the Fair - "Rotary Club of North Bay Award of Excellence" - awarded to an exceptional project, students who represent the North Bay Regional Science Fair at the Canada-Wide Fair. The award includes a school plaque and funding ($500) for travel expenses for the students participating to the Canada-Wide Fair.
 
1. Awards renamed for the 2017 fair. Previously awarded for: 
  • Best Project related to the Environment in the Junior Division
  • Best Project related to the Environment in the Intermediate Division
  • Best Project related to the Environment in the Senior Division
 
The Chippewa Creek EcoPath is a community initiative along a 3.2 km stretch of the creek in North Bay between Lake Nipissing and Thomson Park.
 
Over the years erosion, flooding, development and pollution took its toll on Chippewa Creek. Community partners are rallying to restore this waterway. Riparian plantings, realignment designs to prevent flooding and restore natural habitat, education initiatives, and stewardship projects such as the EcoPath’s "Adopt-the-Creek" program are reviving this biodiverse treasure in North Bay. Once a gathering place for the N’bisiing First Nations peoples, the Creek is once again a place where the community gathers to celebrate nature, honour community and preserve the value of the Creek for generations to come.
 
Rotary's Environment committee has signed on to the Program for a section of the Creek situated in Thomson Park (behind and south of Memorial Gardens).
 
The program is coordinated by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority. 

Past Committee Projects - have included the Laurier Woods Dipping Deck that allows students a means of carrying out pond studies; and funds towards the former North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority's "Lend a Hand" Program (also at Laurier Woods) that provided for transporting Grade 4 students to the woods to learn about wetlands, complex habitats, different types of communities and the diversity of ecosystems.