LRCA News

Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study

Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study

Posted on March 06th

Public Open House: Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study

DATE: March 18, 2020

TIME: 4:00 p.m. to 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 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm regarding the recently completed Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study. The LRCA engaged the services of KGS Consulting Group to undertake an update to the Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping and Fill Regulated Areas. 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 Consulting Group and CDS Consulting available to answer any questions related to the Study.

The updated Pennock Creek Floodplain and associated Fill Regulated Areas will be incorporated into the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority City of Thunder Bay, Geographic Township of Neebing, Screening Map-5, and Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, Geographic Township of Oliver, Screening Map-2 and Geographic Township of Paipoonge, Screening Map-3, which depicts the Approximate Regulated Area.  Screening Maps are used by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority for the administration of Ontario Regulation 97/04-180/06: Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses.  Development within a LRCA Regulated Area requires a permit from the Authority.

Pennock Creek Watershed Fact Sheet

Floodplain Mapping Study Area

Multi-Stakeholder Consultations on Conservation Authorities

Multi-Stakeholder Consultations on Conservation Authorities

Posted on March 04th

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is hosting an online multi-stakeholder consultation to engage municipalities, conservation authorities, development, agricultural, landowner and environmental and conservation organizations as well as individuals to provide input on how they feel about conservation authority programs, the conservation authority model, their planning and permitting roles as well as how they’re governed and whether or not they are effective partners.

Conservation Ontario has put together an excellent resource page featuring sample survey responses and an extensive backgrounder, which can be found here.

We encourage all supporters, stakeholders and concerned citizens to take the time to fill out the Province's online survey. The survey deadline is March 13, 2020. 

2020 Conservation Dinner & Auction Thank You

2020 Conservation Dinner & Auction Thank You

Posted on February 26th

A HUGE thank-you to everyone that attended our annual fundraising dinner & auction.

A very special thank-you to all of the individuals, businesses and organizations that donated and contributed to the event.

We are happy to announce that over $18,700.00 (after expenses) was raised, in support of the LRCA's environmental education program!

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