LRCA News

COVID-19 Update 3

COVID-19 Update 3

Posted on March 24th

Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in consideration of the well-being of our many partners, volunteers and staff, the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) is responding with the following current changes in operations and programming, in addition to previously posted changes:

  • The LRCA Administrative Office remains closed to the public; LRCA staff will be working from home until further notice. All essential services including the LRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning operations remain active.
  • While the LRCA’s Conservation Areas remain open to the public, LRCA staff urge all visitors to practice the safe physical distancing measures being stressed by all experts. Please ensure you maintain the minimum two-metre distance between yourself and other visitors. If you do choose to visit a Conservation Area, do so for the purposes of going for a walk or hike for the benefit of your physical and mental health and not to congregate. Ensure that pets remain on-leash at all times and wear proper footwear. Please note that there is currently no maintenance occurring in our Conservation Areas; trails may be slippery, and debris may be present.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

COVID-19 Update 2

COVID-19 Update 2

Posted on March 18th

Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in consideration of the well-being of our many partners, volunteers and staff, the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) is responding with the following current changes in operations and programming:

  • Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Open House scheduled for March 18, 2020 is cancelled.  Written and verbal comments will continue to be accepted.
  • Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Open House scheduled for March 19, 2020 is cancelled.  Written and verbal comments will continue to be accepted.
  • All school programming is cancelled until April 6, 2020.
  • The LRCA's March 25, 2020 Board Meeting has been cancelled.

Program and Service Updates:

  • ***UPDATE*** The LRCA Administrative Office located at 130 Conservation Road, Thunder Bay, is now CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. If you require staff assistance, please contact us via email (info@lakeheadca.com) or telephone (807-344-5857). Thank you for your cooperation. 
  • All essential services including the LRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning operations remain active.
  • All Conservation Areas remain open to the public.

We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will respond accordingly.  Updates will be posted as warranted.

  • For Development Regulations, Floodplain Mapping and Flood Forecasting inquiries, contact Gail Willis, Watershed Manager, at (807) 344-5857 Ext. 223 or gailw@lakeheadca.com. 
  • For Planning inquiries, contact Scott Drebit, GIS/Water Resources Technologist, at (807) 344-5857 Ext. 227 or scott@lakeheadca.com. 
  • For all other inquiries, or if you are unsure who you need to speak with, contact Reception at (807) 344-5857 Ext. 0 or info@lakeheadca.com. 
Open House Cancellations

Open House Cancellations

Posted on March 16th

CANCELLED –     Public Open House for Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CANCELLED –     Public Open House for Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study on Thursday, March 19, 2020                                               

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) has cancelled the Public Open Houses that were scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at its Administrative Office regarding the recently completed Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study and the Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study.

Additional information on the studies can be found HERE. Staff will continue to accept comments from the public until April 9, 2020 by email, fax, mail, or telephone.

Email:              info@lakeheadca.com
Telephone:      807-344-5857 ex. 223
Fax:                  807-345-9156
Mail:                Lakehead Region Conservation Authority, PO Box 10427, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T8