LRCA News

2019 Conservation Dinner & Auction Thank You

2019 Conservation Dinner & Auction Thank You

Posted on February 14th

Thank you to all of the sponsors of the 2019   Conservation Dinner & Auction. This event was a success and raised over $18,500.00 of NET    PROFIT. Money raised will be used to support the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority’s Environmental Education Programs and will be spent locally.

Auction Donors:

WATERSHED SPONSORS

Acadia Broadcasting (99.9 The Bay/Country 105)

KGS Group Consulting Engineers

Ontario Power Generation

WestJet

LAKE SPONSORS

Despres Metal Artwork

Dougall Media

Hatch

LH North Ltd.

North Shore Steelhead Association and J&J Sports

Northern Turf Equipment Sales and Service

Robert Bateman

Stephanie Siemieniuk

Steve Gerow

Susan Dykstra

RIVER SPONSORS

Andrea Goold

Angus Morrison

Anonymous Toy Makers

Artista Crystal Gabrielle Belanger

Bay Lock & Security

Bruno's Contracting

Carpet Masters

Dog Paw Pottery

Gayle Little

Gerald Buckrell

Kaija Maki

KBM Resources Group

LockStone

Lowerys

Mary Anne Menic

Mary Provenzano

Rick Lane

Tammy Cook

TBT Engineering

The Picture Store & Framing Centre

Union Gas

Wanson Lumber

STREAM SPONSORS

Allan Chow

Allied Air Systems

Donna Blunt

Epica Pictures

Krysta Alexander

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority

Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment

Marilyn Arnold

Northies Brand

Nova-Pro Industrial Supply Ltd.

Push Fitness Centre

Ryan Mackett

Ryne Gilliam

Seek Adventure + Tours

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.

Spadoni Motors Ltd.

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra

 

New Entrance Sign at Mission!

New Entrance Sign at Mission!

Posted on December 05th

We are proud to unveil a new entrance sign at Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area, one of the most popular Conservation Areas in the Lakehead Region. Local artist Luc Despres of Despres Metal Artwork was commissioned to create the sign.

“This was an important project for us at Despres Metal Artwork as it not only gave us the opportunity to create a new entrance sign for Mission Island Marsh, but to also create a sign that serves as public art in our own community which reinforces the importance of our conservation areas,” says artist Luc Despres. “As an artist I loved working on this particular project because it was completely hand drawn as well as cut freehand, enabling the sculptural vegetation and bird elements to have a more organic look, taking on a life of their own.”

The LRCA also reiterates the importance of the work as local public art. “It was very important for us to have the new entrance sign be created by a local artist,” says LRCA Chair Donna Blunt. “We are so happy with how the sign has turned out.”

Through the use of various vandal-resistant metals, the sign reflects the industrial history of Mission Island and the Conservation Area’s history as the former Fort William Landfill site, while capturing the essence of the flora and fauna of the area in a unique, sculptural way. The hope is that people will appreciate the sign as a work of public art, and that people will be able to recognize and celebrate the fact that it was created by a talented local artist and his team.  

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