LRCA News

2018 Conservation Dinner & Auction a Success!

2018 Conservation Dinner & Auction a Success!

Posted on February 23rd

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority and the Lakehead Conservation Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors, donors and guests for generously supporting the 2018 Conservation Dinner & Auction. This year’s dinner was a success, and raised over $15,700.00 in net proceeds. The proceeds of this year’s Dinner & Auction are in support of the LRCA's environmental education programming and Living Classroom fund.                   

We would like to thank the following donors for their generous contributions:

WATERSHED LEVEL SPONSORS

  • Acadia Broadcasting (Magic 99.9/Country 105)
  • KGS Group Consulting Engineers
  • LH North Ltd.
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • WestJet

LAKE LEVEL SPONSORS

  • Artista Crystal Gabrielle Belanger
  • Dougall Media
  • J&J Sports
  • KBM Outdoors
  • North Shore Steelhead Association
  • Phil Jarvis
  • Robert Bateman
  • Union Gas

RIVER LEVEL SPONSORS

  • Angus Morrison
  • Anonymous Toy Makers
  • Biljana Baker
  • Bruno's Contracting Ltd.
  • Chris Malcolm
  • Despres Metal Artwork
  • Dorion's Canyon Country Birding Festival
  • Kaija Maki
  • Lock Stone
  • Lowerys
  • Maria Mackett
  • Mary Provenzano
  • Mearl Rooney
  • Nova-Pro Industrial Supply Ltd.
  • RJ Concrete
  • Stephanie Siemieniuk
  • Steven Gerow
  • Susan Dykstra
  • Tammy Cook
  • The Picture Store & Framing Centre
  • Wanson Lumber Company Ltd.
  • Wayne Toyota
  • Wendy Wright

STREAM LEVEL SPONSORS

  • Andrea Goold
  • Beauty by the Bay Creations by Caprice
  • Blaine Carlson
  • Carpet Masters
  • Dr. Brad Jacobson
  • Dominion Motors
  • Donna Blunt
  • Don's Jigs n' Things
  • Epica Pictures
  • Fresh Air
  • Kevin Belmore
  • Lakehead University Thunderwolves Hockey
  • Magnus Theatre
  • Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
  • Marilyn Arnold
  • McKitricks
  • Northern Exposure by Jeff Robinson
  • Northern Turf Equipment
  • Painting With Dee
  • Partsource
  • Petersen Building Supplies
  • Ryan Mackett
  • Ryne Gilliam
  • Shattered Light Landscapes
  • Silver Harbour Woodworking
  • Superior C.V.I.
  • Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra
  • Virginia Lane

 

Strategic Plan Survey

Strategic Plan Survey

Posted on October 06th

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) is developing its very first Strategic Plan for implementation in 2018 to 2022! As part of the process, the LRCA would like your feedback. The information collected within this survey will help guide the development of the Strategic Plan and provide a pathway for the next five years.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Complete the survey now for an opportunity to win one of five LRCA T-shirt and Explore Card combos!

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY!

(Survey responses will be collected until October 13, 2017)

WISHART FOREST PLANNED OPERATIONS OVERVIEW OPEN HOUSE

WISHART FOREST PLANNED OPERATIONS OVERVIEW OPEN HOUSE

Posted on August 15th

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) will be hosting a public Open House on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at its Administrative Office (located at 130 Conservation Road, Thunder Bay) to overview the Forest Management Plan and planned operations in Wishart Forest located on Onion Lake Road in the Township of Gorham, which is owned and maintained by the LRCA. KBM Resources Group will be providing a presentation at 7:00 p.m. after which both the consultant and LRCA staff will be present to answer questions.

KBM Resources Group was retained by the LRCA to update the existing Forest Management Plan (FMP) for Wishart Forest for the next 20 years. The primary objectives of the FMP include environmental protection, recreation/education and potential income generation to offset costs to maintain the area. Short-term goals of the plan include maintaining a healthy forest, increased watershed protection, improved wildlife habitat, trail maintenance, public safety and forest fire prevention. Long-term goals of the plan include expanded recreational opportunities and some revenue generation from increased usage by the public (i.e. parking fees, Explore Card Parking Pass sales, etc.) as well as some planned small-scale strategic harvest operations in order to enhance and maintain the health of the forest.