Stormwater Assessment, Planning and Implementation of the Cobden Agriculture Area

The Township and Muskrat Watershed Council jointly submitted a funding application to the Canadian Agricultural Partnership for the Places to Grow: Agri-Food Innovation Initiative funding for sectors in January 2020. The application was supported by Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture, Renfrew County Soil and Crop Improvement Association and National Farmers Union (Renfrew County).

The goal of this project is to assess and evaluate the existing stormwater management for Cobden’s agricultural area and local provincially significant wetlands to establish and implement mitigation measures and develop an action plan and public education. The project will focus on encouraging and developing partnerships between the agricultural sector and regional organizations in the establishment of sustainable implementation tools for improving water quality of Muskrat Lake and the Cobden and Snake River Provincially Significant Wetlands.

The Township has engaged Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Limited, together with Jp2g Consultants Inc., to undertake this assignment. 


Council Report - October 21, 2020

Council Report - February 3, 2021

Council Report - July 7, 2021

Hutchinson Environmental - Background Review (Final) – July 28, 2021

Newsletter No. 1 - Project Notice


Andrea Bishop, Civil Engineer

Jp2g Consultants Inc.

12 International Drive Pembroke, ON, K8A 6W5.

Phone: 613-282-6464


Ivan Burton, Planner/EDO

Manager of Community Development

Township of Whitewater Region

P.O. Box 40, 44 Main Street Cobden, ON K0J 1K0

Phone: 613-646-2282 ext. 128