LRCA News

Public Consultation

Public Consultation

Posted on March 22nd

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) has retained Hatch Corporation (Hatch) to design a paved, wheelchair accessible trail loop compliant with all Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards at the Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area. A public consultation meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at the LRCA Administrative Office at 130 Conservation Road in order to gather feedback from the community, user groups, agencies, etc. to assist in the development of the paved loop trail.

Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a brief presentation by the consultant at 7:00 p.m.
Location: LRCA Administrative Office
130 Conservation Road, PO Box 10427
Thunder Bay ON P7B 6T8

If you are unable to attend but would like to provide feedback, please fill out the feedback form and return to us.

Click here for more information.

2017 Conservation Dinner & Auction Thank You!

2017 Conservation Dinner & Auction Thank You!

Posted on February 17th

Thank you to all of the sponsors of the 2017 Conservation Dinner & Auction. This event was a huge success, with our best attendance since 2013, an upgraded meal and one of the strongest auction lineups ever! Our event raised over $18,500.00 of NET PROFIT, exceeding 2016’s profits. Money raised will be used to support the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority’s Environmental Education Programs and will be spent locally.

Click here for the full list of 2017 sponsors!

2017 LRCA Board of Directors

2017 LRCA Board of Directors

Posted on January 26th

LRCA Acclaims Chair and Elects New Vice-Chair

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) congratulates Donna Blunt on being acclaimed as Chair of the Authority Board at its Annual General Meeting, held Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. Ms. Blunt is the LRCA Board representative for the Municipality of Shuniah. The LRCA would also like to congratulate Ken Boshcoff on being elected Vice-Chair. Mr. Boshcoff is one of four City of Thunder Bay representatives on the Board.

The LRCA Board is comprised of eleven representatives from its eight Member Municipalities. The LRCA Area of Jurisdiction covers over 2,700 square kilometres and encompasses the Townships of Conmee, Dorion, Gillies and O'Connor; the Municipalities of Neebing, Oliver Paipoonge and Shuniah; as well as the City of Thunder Bay. The Board is responsible for making policy, budget and regulatory decisions regarding the Authority’s watershed management activities.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority is a community-based environmental agency, responsible for the wise management of renewable natural resources in our watershed. Conservation Authorities undertake a broad range of programs, including: flood control; floodplain management; wetland protection; erosion control; reforestation; conservation lands; and conservation education.

The Authority is responsible for the administration of Ontario Regulation 180/06 which regulates development in areas where the control of flooding, erosion, pollution or the conservation of land may be affected by development.

The LRCA has many exciting plans for 2017; the staff and Board are looking forward to working together on these projects. Visit www.lakeheadca.com and follow the LRCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@lakeheadregion) to stay up-to-date on events and other important information.