Posted on June 29th



PROJECT: 2022 Neebing-McIntyre Floodway Channel Dredging at CPR Bridge
DATE:    June 28, 2022

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) is undertaking maintenance dredging of the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway between the Fort William Road bridge and the CPR bridge (across from Home Depot).

The LRCA owns and maintains the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway. The dredging of the Floodway Channel is required to ensure that the Floodway continues to provide flood protection up to the Regional Storm, which is a rainfall event in which 193 millimetres of rain falls in 12-hours.

The in-water dredging work is scheduled to commence July 4, 2022 and be completed prior to September 1, 2022.

To ensure public safety, the in-water work area will be isolated for the duration of the dredging operation. For your safety, boaters and the public are advised to please respect all posted construction signs and stay clear of the work areas and equipment. The public is reminded that motorized boats are prohibited in the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway as outlined in the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations. Your cooperation and patience with this undertaking is appreciated.

2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Posted on May 20th

The 2021 Lakehead Region Conservation Authority Annual Report is now available.

Physical copies are being distributed via the Chronicle Journal and will be available at our Administrative Office once in early June.

We are proud of the work completed during 2021, and look forward to continuing our mission to lead the conservation and protection of the Lakehead Watershed in service of our vision of a healthy, safe and sustainable Lakehead Watershed for future generations.


Pay and Display Units Now Operational at Cascades and Mission

Pay and Display Units Now Operational at Cascades and Mission

Posted on October 28th

New Pay and Display Units Installed at Mission Island Marsh, Cascades Conservation Areas

In an effort to ensure adequate funding for Conservation Areas, the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) has installed automated pay and display units at Mission Island Marsh and Cascades Conservation Areas to replace the coin boxes at those areas. Parking at both Mission Island Marsh and Cascades Conservation Areas will be enforced under the City of Thunder Bay Parking By-Law. To avoid receiving a ticket, visitors must display either the printed receipt from the pay and display unit, or a valid Explore Card Parking Pass. Paying online for parking at Mission Island Marsh or Cascades Conservation Areas will no longer be accepted, as there is no mechanism for enforcement staff to determine if a vehicle has paid online or not.   

Please note that the pay and display units accept credit cards and coins only, with debit tap support forthcoming; the units are not able to accept paper bills, nor are they able to produce change.

Additionally, coin boxes will be installed at Mills Block and Wishart Forests, and a second coin box will be installed at Little Trout Bay Conservation Area. Staff have also installed new signage at all properties indicating the $5.00 per vehicle parking fee as visitors enter LRCA properties, and a social media campaign is forthcoming.

Visitors to Conservation Areas are reminded that the LRCA is a non-profit organization, and that the revenue generated from day-use parking fees and Explore Card Parking Pass sales goes directly toward the maintenance and upkeep of recreational lands owned by the LRCA.

Staff urge regular Conservation Area visitors to purchase an Explore Card Parking Pass, as this is the easiest and most convenient method for visitors to ensure their parking fee is covered. At a cost of $40.00 +HST, this annual pass allows visitors to forgo the $5.00 per vehicle parking fee at all LRCA-owned properties for one calendar year. People who purchase an Explore Card now will receive the 2022 pass.