LRCA News

APPLY TO BE A LAKEHEAD SOURCE PROTECTION COMMITTEE MEMBER

APPLY TO BE A LAKEHEAD SOURCE PROTECTION COMMITTEE MEMBER

Posted on September 27th

Apply to be a Lakehead Source Protection Committee Member

The Lakehead Source Protection Authority is seeking to appoint one representative in the "Environmental, Health and Other Interests of the General Public" category to sit on the Lakehead Source Protection Committee for a term of three years. Interested candidates are encouraged to review the Notice of Replacement documents below, and submit an Expression of Interest form to the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority to the attention of Tammy Cook, Chief Administration Officer.

For more information, please visit www.sourceprotection.net 

NOTICE OF REPLACEMENT

OVERVIEW & DETAILED NOTICE OF REPLACEMENT

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM

2019 Dorion Birding Festival

2019 Dorion Birding Festival

Posted on June 28th

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE LAKEHEAD REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY:

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) has been a proud partner of Dorion’s Canyon Country Birding Festival over the past ten years, and Hurkett Cove Conservation Area has played an integral part in the Festival. When the Festival Planning Committee announced that the 2018 Festival would be the last, we knew we had to do something.

The LRCA is therefore extremely proud to announce that we will be taking over the duties of planning and implementing the Festival in the future. We are dedicated to ensuring that the incredible legacy of the Birding Festival is continued, so that Dorion remains the epicentre of premiere birding in Northwestern Ontario and the Lakehead Region.

The LRCA staff that will be in charge of planning and implementing the Festival are Ryan Mackett, Communications Manager, and Ryne Gilliam, Lands Manager. Ryan and Ryne will be forming a planning committee with Rob Swainson, who we will be working closely with to ensure that the Festival continues as similarly as possible to how it has been run in the past. Very soon, Ryan and Ryne will be reaching out to the other organizations that have played a key role in the Festival’s success; Rob will be reaching out to the guides, and we look forward to working with them.

If you are interested in receiving Festival updates, we ask that you please visit the birding page, scroll down and sign up for our birding-specific e-newsletter. Be sure to keep an eye on your junk-mail folders for a confirmation email that you will have to respond to. Our e-newsletters are sent via MailChimp.

We understand that we have large shoes to fill in following in the footsteps of the original Festival Planning Committee, but we are excited to host this exciting event in the years to come. Any inquiries, comments or concerns related to the Festival should be directed to Ryan Mackett, Communications Manager, at ryanm@lakeheadca.com or (807) 344-5857 ext. 228.  

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority would like to invite you to SAVE THE DATE for the Dorion Birding Festival, May 25th and 26th, 2019!   

WELLness Project

WELLness Project

Posted on June 21st

A graduate student from Queen’s University is working on a research project associated with private groundwater drinking sources (i.e. well water).  This project aims to gather information regarding private well water use and stewardship, with the aim to develop a knowledge-based tool intended for use by private well owners and environmental specialists.

As part of the study, they are interested in surveying homeowners who have a well on their property.  The survey is a collaboration between Queen’s University, McMaster University, Dublin Institute of Technology and Public Health Ontario.  The information gathered from this survey will contribute to the research project titled, “Exploring, Developing and Evaluating Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment Measures: Implications for rural Ontario communities using private groundwater drinking sources” (The “WELLness” Project).

TAKE THE SURVEY!