Upcoming Events

CONSULTATION: Floodplain Mapping Updates 2020

CONSULTATION: Floodplain Mapping Updates 2020

April 09th

We have recently completed studies to update the Flood and Fill Line Mapping for the Pennock Creek watershed and the Mosquito Creek watershed. The study updates the existing 1982 Pennock Creek and 1984 Mosquito Creek floodplain maps to current standards using state of the art modelling, GIS techniques and LiDAR topography.  As a resident along Pennock Creek and Mosquito Creek, it is important that you are aware of the natural hazards on your property and to be prepared in the event of a flood. It is also important that you are aware that development (i.e., construction, infilling, site grading, etc.) within a Regulated Area requires a permit from the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority.

About the Studies

The updated Mosquito 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, which depicts the Approximate Regulated Area.  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.

Documents

Map sheets are available upon request.

How to Participate

We want to hear from you. 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

2020 WINE TASTING & DINNER AT WHITEWATER

2020 WINE TASTING & DINNER AT WHITEWATER

May 07th

The LRCA and LCF present the 2020 Wine Tasting & Dinner at Whitewater!

Tickets are $100 each and include a 5-course meal and a tasting of six different wine varieties (1 white, 5 red). Guests will also receive a commemorative wine glass to use for the tasting and then bring home! 

The tasting starts at 6:30 p.m. SHARP and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar and small silent auction as well! Please note that all wine tasting tickets MUST be used prior to dinner being served. 

All proceeds are in support of the LRCA's Living Classroom Program.

Event location:

Whitewater Golf Club
1961 King George's Park Drive
Rosslyn ON P7K 0N8

*** TICKETS ON SALE SOON! ***

2020 TREE SEEDLING PICK UP DAY

2020 TREE SEEDLING PICK UP DAY

May 13th

Please be advised that the planned launch date for the 2020 Private Landowner's Tree Seedling Assistance Program has been postponed until further notice. Staff will be re-evaluating the 2020 Program on April 14, 2020 and further updates will follow. 

Individuals that have purchased tree seedlings as part of the 2020 Private Landowners Tree Seedling Assistance Program are required to pick up their seedlings from Hill's Greenhouses (4348 Oliver Road) on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

2020 LIVING CLASSROOM PROGRAMS

2020 LIVING CLASSROOM PROGRAMS

October 08th

The LRCA will once again be hosting a series of outdoor programs over the course of six months, from May until October. Program topics to be determined unless otherwise specified.

  • May 21, 2020 (Birds & Birding at Mission Island Marsh)
  • June 25, 2020 (AMphibians & Reptiles and iNaturalist at Mills Block Forest)
  • July 23, 2020 (Medicine Walk at Hazelwood Lake)
  • August 20, 2020 (Fish & Aquatics at Hazelwood)
  • September 17, 2020 (Mushrooms at Mills Block Forest)
  • October 8, 2020 (Trees & Fall Colours at Cascades)

NOTE: Event dates, times and topics are subject to change. 

These complimentary programs have once again been made possible through the generous sponsorship of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

2020 Dorion Birding Festival

2020 Dorion Birding Festival

May 23rd

We are proud to be hosting the 12th Dorion Birding Festival in 2020 on May 23 & 24! 

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE! 
Call us at (807) 344-5857 to inquire about remaining spots.

For more information, please sign up for our birding e-newsletter

2020 SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

2020 SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

June 18th

Join the LRCA and a few local professional photographers for our fourth annual Spring Photography Workshop! 

Meet here at the LRCA Administrative Office at 130 Conservation Road on Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. for a presentation on photography basics. Transportation will then be provided to Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area for some practical photography instruction! The workshop is set to wrap up by 6:00 p.m. 

This program is intended for beginner to moderate-level photographers. You do not need to own a DSLR or mirrorless camera to participate, however it is recommended that your camera has the ability to shoot in Aperture and Shutter Priority modes. 

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!

This event requires pre-registration, as space is extremely limited.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON! 

This program is part of the LRCA's Living Classroom Programs, which is generously sponsored by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation - TD FEF. As such, the cost to participate is FREE!

Thursday, June 18, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

2020 HAZELWOOD LAKE FAMILY FUN DAY

2020 HAZELWOOD LAKE FAMILY FUN DAY

July 19th

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area

Join the LRCA at Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area on Sunday, July 19 for Hazelwood Lake Family Fun Day !

Free admission.
CASH ONLY for No. 7 Grannies Rustic Pizza

FEATURING:

  • Event details coming soon!

Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather; bring your hats, sunblock, swim gear and bug spray, and be sure to have plenty of water with you. Note that the short trail down to the event (beach) area is not wheelchair accessible.

2020 LITTLE TROUT DAY BY THE BAY

2020 LITTLE TROUT DAY BY THE BAY

August 22nd

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Little Trout Bay Conservation Area 

Join the LRCA at Little Trout Bay COnservation Area on Saturday, August 22 for Little Trout Day By The Bay!

Free admission!

FEATURING:

  • Event details coming soon!

Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather; bring your hats, sunblock, swim gear and bug spray, and be sure to have plenty of water with you.

2020 FALL MUSHROOM HIKE

2020 FALL MUSHROOM HIKE

September 13th

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The 2020 Fall Mushroom Hike will begin with a talk at the LRCA Administrative Office at 130 Conservation Road. Participants will then make their way to Mills Block Forest or Hazelwood Lake Conservation Area for a guided hike and mushroom identification. The presentation and guided hike will be led by our expert guest speaker, Dr. Leonard Hutchison of Lakehead University.

This event is free of charge, although pre-registration is required as space is limited.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

2020 FALL WATERFOWL VIEWING DAY

2020 FALL WATERFOWL VIEWING DAY

October 03rd

The 2020 Fall Waterfowl Viewing Day will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area on Saturday, October 3. Once again the LRCA and expert birders from the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists will guide participants around the Conservation Area in search of migratory birds. No experience is necessary! Be sure to dress appropriately as this event runs rain-or-shine. Be sure to bring your binoculars, cameras and field guides!

This free event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.