(NOLALU, ON) – Some REAL Concerned Citizens came across a worrisome sign while camping at Marks Lake.
Marks Lake is located roughly 23km up the Boreal Road, then 10km down Marks Lake Rd to the public camping spots.
Our source says that this sign is in the area of the old baseball diamond.
The sign reads that people are dumping their sewage in the area, where people are camping with their children.
The Ministry of Environment takes dumping of illegal wastes very seriously, an individual or company can face significant penalties under the Environment Protection Act.
Just recently a Manitoba man plead guilty to dumping human waste on Crown Land. He has been fined $2,000.
The man was camping in the area of Nelson Lake for two weeks in August of 2017. Upon leaving his camping site, he dumped all of his septic tanks contents onto the south side of East Nelson Lake Road.
The Ministry of Natural Resources launched an investigation after an anonymous person filed a complaint on the MNRs TIPS line.
In addition to the $2,000 fine, the man is prohibited to camp anywhere on Ontario’s Crown Land for a year.
Listed below are all the septic dumping locations in the Thunder Bay area along with their fees:
KOA Campground (Shuniah) – Free for registered guests or $30 for dump station use
Chapples Park – Big rig friendly and free
Fort William Historical Park – Big rig friendly and free
Happy Land Park – Free for registered guests or pay a fee to use dumping station
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park – Free for registered guests or $14 dump station fee
Trowbridge Falls – Free for registered guests or pay a fee for dumping station use
Aside from proper sewage disposal, always remember to take your garbage with you and dispose of it properly from your campsites.