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Mosquito Creek Watershed Wetland Evaluation Study Open House

Mosquito Creek Watershed Wetland Evaluation Study Open House

Posted on May 02nd

Public Open House: Mosquito Creek Watershed Wetlands Evaluation Study 

DATE: May 8, 2019
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: LRCA Administrative Office Multi-Purpose Room | 130 Conservation Road | City of Thunder Bay

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) will be hosting a Public Open House on May 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm regarding the recently completed Mosquito Creek Watershed Wetland Study. The LRCA engaged the services of Northern Bioscience Ecological Consulting to evaluate the wetlands within the Mosquito Creek Watershed, which identified and confirmed the boundary of 249 hectares of existing wetlands within the LRCA Area of Jurisdiction. 

A presentation from Northern Bioscience will occur at 7 pm.  The study report and maps will be available for viewing at the Open House, and LRCA staff and Northern Bioscience will be available to answer any questions related to the Study.

The evaluated wetland boundaries including a 30 metre buffer will be incorporated in the City of Thunder Bay, Geographic Township of McIntyre, Screening Map-5, which depict the Approximate Regulated Area.  Screening Maps are used by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority in the administration of Ontario Regulation 97/04-180/06:  Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses.  Development within this area will require a permit from the Authority.

View the wetland map:

MAP

Neebing River Watershed Wetland Evaluation Open House

Neebing River Watershed Wetland Evaluation Open House

Posted on May 02nd

Public Open House: Neebing River Watershed Wetlands Evaluation Study

DATE: May 7, 2019
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: LRCA Administrative Office Multi-Purpose Room | 130 Conservation Road | City of Thunder Bay

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) will be hosting a Public Open House on May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm regarding the recently completed Neebing River Watershed Wetland Study. The LRCA engaged the services of Northern Bioscience Ecological Consulting to evaluate the wetlands within the Neebing River Watershed, which identified and confirmed the boundary of 3,644 hectares of existing wetlands within the LRCA Area of Jurisdiction. 

A presentation from Northern Bioscience will occur at 7 pm.  The study report and maps will be available for viewing at the Open House, and LRCA staff and Northern Bioscience will be available to answer any questions related to the Study.

The evaluated wetland boundaries including a 30 metre buffer will be incorporated in the City of Thunder Bay, Geographic Township of McIntyre, Screening Map-4 and in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, Geographic Township of Oliver, Screening Map-2, which depict the Approximate Regulated Area.  Screening Maps are used by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority in the administration of Ontario Regulation 97/04-180/06:  Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses.  Development within this area will require a permit from the Authority.

View the wetland maps:

MAP 1

MAP 2

McVicar Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study

McVicar Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study

Posted on March 12th

Public Open House: McVicar Creek Floodplain Mapping Update

DATE:                    Thursday, March 14, 2019

TIME:                    4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:           LRCA Administrative Office Multi-Purpose Room
                               130 Conservation Road
                               City of Thunder Bay               

 

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) will be hosting a public Open House on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at its Administrative Office (located at 130 Conservation Road, Thunder Bay) to overview the updates to the McVicar Creek Floodplain Mapping and Fill Regulated Areas. The LRCA has engaged the services of KGS Group to undertake an update to the 1995 McVicar Creek Flood and Fill Line Mapping Study.

The project updates the existing models and maps to current standards using state of the art modelling, GIS techniques and LiDAR topography. The model takes into account structure and land changes since the last study was completed.

The updated studies and maps will be available for viewing at the Open House with LRCA staff and consultants from KGS Group available to answer any questions related to the Study.