Upcoming Events

CASCADES SNOWSHOE ADVENTURE

CASCADES SNOWSHOE ADVENTURE

March 18th

Have you ever been snowshoeing? This is a great opportunity for beginners to familiarize themselves with the popular outdoor activity! Did you know you can rent snowshoes from the LRCA? Try out some snowshoes free of charge at this event and if you enjoyed yourself, you can swing by the LRCA Administrative Office and rent a pair for a small fee!

WHERE: Cascades Conservation Area
WHEN: Saturday, March 18th, 2017
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: FREE!

FEATURING:

  • Gear Up for Outdoors Will be On-Site with the latest and greatest outdoor gear
  • Snowshoeing demonstrations
  • Guided snowshoe tours of the Conservation Area
  • GPS/Geocaching activities
  • Interpretive table (tracking, mammals, etc.)
2017 WINE TASTING & DINNER AT WHITEWATER

2017 WINE TASTING & DINNER AT WHITEWATER

May 11th

Event details are forthcoming.

Event location:

Whitewater Golf Club
1961 King George's Park Drive
Rosslyn ON P7K 0N8


2017 LIVING CLASSROOM PROGRAMS

2017 LIVING CLASSROOM PROGRAMS

May 25th

The LRCA will once again be hosting a series of outdoor programs over the course of six months. The full lineup of topics has tentatively been selected, but be sure to follow our website closely and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date!

The list of event dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, May 25th- Waterfalls at Cedar Falls Conservation Area
  • Thursday, June 29th- Orchids & Wildflowers at Mills Block Forest
  • Thursday, July 27th- Geocaching at Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area
  • Thursday, August 24th- Geology of Cascades Conservation Area
  • Thursday, September 28th- Fall Colours at Little Trout Bay Conservation Area
  • Thursday, October 12th- Birding at Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area

NOTE: Event dates, times and topics are subject to change.

These complimentary programs were once again made possible through the generous sponsorship of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

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TREE SEEDLING PICK UP DAY

TREE SEEDLING PICK UP DAY

May 17th

Individuals that have purchased tree seedlings as part of the 2017 Private Landowners Tree Seedling Assistance Program are required to pick up their seedlings from Hill's Greenhouses on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

LIVING CLASSROOM- Waterfalls

LIVING CLASSROOM- Waterfalls

May 25th

8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A cascading waterfall, lush evergreen forest and thick moss undergrowth are some of the picturesque features found at Cedar Falls Conservation Area. A pleasant walk along a well-marked trail leads visitors to Cedar Creek and the falls.

We will examine how the waterfall was formed and talk about how the waterfall was created by rock formations and geological forces similar to nearby Kakabeka Falls.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

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LIVING CLASSROOM- Wildflowers

LIVING CLASSROOM- Wildflowers

June 29th

8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Participants will be bused to Mills Block Forest Management Property for a guided hike to observe Orchids & Wildflowers. Orchids & Wildflower identification material will be provided to participants to use during the walk.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

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HAZELWOOD LAKE FAMILY FUN DAY

HAZELWOOD LAKE FAMILY FUN DAY

July 23rd

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Event details are forthcoming.

LIVING CLASSROOM- Geocaching

LIVING CLASSROOM- Geocaching

July 27th

8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meet LRCA Staff at our Administrative Office located at 130 Conservation Road for a workshop on GPS; participants will then be bused to Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area to try out the sport of geocaching!

Starting with simple techniques designed to teach beginners how to use a GPS Unit and a map, we will begin with activity based learning at the LRCA office. Skills such as navigating the buttons and menus of a GPS unit will be taught and participants will find hidden caches. We will teach participants how to download a geocache from geocaching.com, onto their phone or GPS Unit.

For more information about geocaching, visit www.geocaching.com.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

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2017 SILVER HARBOUR DAY

2017 SILVER HARBOUR DAY

August 19th

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Event details are forthcoming.

LIVING CLASSROOM- Geology

LIVING CLASSROOM- Geology

August 24th

8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ancient and modern geological features will be explored along the Orange Trail at Cascades Conservation Area. The hike will begin in ancient volcanic and intrusive rocks of the Canadian Shield and will follow the Current River as it carves it’s way down glacial spillways.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

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FALL MUSHROOM HIKE

FALL MUSHROOM HIKE

September 17th

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The 2017 Fall Mushroom Hike will begin with a talk at the LRCA Administrative Office at 130 Conservation Road. Participants will then make their way to Mills Block Forest for a guided hike and mushroom identification. The presentation and guided hike will be led by our expert guest speaker, Dr. Leonard Hutchison of Lakehead University.

This event is free of charge, although pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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TRAILS AND TAILS DOG ADOPTION FAIR

TRAILS AND TAILS DOG ADOPTION FAIR

September 24th

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The 2017 Trails and Tails Dog Adoption Fair will once again be held at Cascades Conservation Area!

Event details are forthcoming.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ON-LEASH EVENT. PETS ARE WELCOME BUT MUST REMAIN ON-LEASH. ENFORCED UNDER CITY OF THUNDER BAY BY-LAW #71-1978.

LIVING CLASSROOM- Fall Colours

LIVING CLASSROOM- Fall Colours

September 28th

8:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The session will begin with a tree lecture in the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority’s Multi-purpose Room. Participants will be bused to Little Trout Bay Conservation Area for a closer look at the changes of the season and tree species of the Boreal Forest. Tree identification guides will be available for use during the walk.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

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LIVING CLASSROOM- Birding at Mission

LIVING CLASSROOM- Birding at Mission

October 12th

8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Meet LRCA Staff at our Administrative Office located at 130 Conservation Road at 8:45 a.m. Participants will be bused to Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area, which is located along well-known migration routes for waterfowl and songbirds in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A guided hike with a focus on birds and birding techniques will be highlighted for this session. Binoculars and viewing scopes will be on hand for participants to borrow.

Be sure to dress appropriately with proper footwear (e.g. rubber boots, waterproof hikers, etc.), and don't forget to bring your camera and binoculars!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

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FALL WATERFOWL VIEWING DAY

FALL WATERFOWL VIEWING DAY

October 14th

The 2017 Fall Waterfowl Viewing Day will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area on Saturday, October 14th. Once again the LRCA and expert birders from the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists will guide participants around the Conservation Area in search of migratory birds. No experience is necessary! Be sure to dress appropriately as this event runs rain-or-shine. Be sure to bring your binoculars, cameras and field guides!

This free event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.