News MRCA pitching an off-leash area at Hersey SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Wednesday, Mar. 2nd, 2016 The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority is proposing a compromise for an off-leash area. The MRCA is suggesting the Rainbow Loop at Hersey Lake be set as no-lead area for dogs. This suggestion comes after the board got many complaints and requests for an off-leash area. Dog owners will still need to leash their dogs on the rest of the Hersey trail system. The MRCA says the proposal is about ensuring the safety of all users, while balancing the recreational needs of the community.