Campsite and Visitor Survey - 2001
Lake Temagami and Vicinity
Recommendations - D
Cleaning up and Reducing Garbage
• Visitors should be provided with a marked garbage bag when purchasing a camping permit
• OPP and MNR marine surveillance should focus more attention on inland lakes separated by portages from Lake Temagami, Kokoko Lake and Wasaksina. Campers often feel immune from the watchful eye of the authorities ( which seldom leave the main water bodies) and are less inclined to pack out garbage along portages.
• Block-off or excavate sections of abandoned logging roads which allow ATV's from entering inland lakes, and bays ( ex.. Kokoko Bay, Wasaksina, Shiningwood Bay).
• Campers are less inclined to maintain a clean site if it contains garbage from previous parties. Littered sites immediately should be targeted for clean-up by volunteer and hired crews.
• Impose and enforce a bottle and can ban.
• Remind extended campers that limits exist for staying at each campsite.
• Inspect squatter camps to insure domestic activities are not negatively effecting the environment.
• In instances where a limited number of campsites exist in a heavily traveled corridor, squatters should be asked to locate elsewhere.
• Campsites used for Counselors-in-Training purposes should rotate locations, respect the 8 person limit, and install and maintain their own legitimate privy boxes.
• Cottagers should not dump lumber waste from construction or renovation at campsites unless it is first cut into 16" lengths. Lumber should always be neatly stacked and not merely " dumped" onto the site.
• Insure cached boats do not block portages, and inform owners if possible.
Notify the MNR to ticket and have removed unauthorized boats.
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