SEPTEMBER 12/23 MEETING-Lakehead University

A packed house heard a great presentation outlining the many dimensions of the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA)  protection and stewardship work of our Thunder Bay watersheds.
Ryan Mackett (Communications Manager) and Jessie McFadden (Stewardship Program Coordinator) spoke on the jurisdiction, regulatory powers, flood management and conservation efforts in this large conservation area (36 total CAs in Ontario). Of particular interest are the 10 properties offering unparalleled opportunities for nature/conservation exploration open to the public.
The LRCA Healing Trail is an exciting new urban conservation area development right on their property (Oliver and Golf Links Rd)  with a healing trail, medicine garden and more. Ideal for people to access and enjoy. Stay tuned. Check out the comprehensive website. There are many great event importunities in the immediate future.

Rod Morrison introduced  his spouse Lesley Bell who is our latest Family Associate member. 

President Shelley Crawford managed a very full agenda of events, service opportunities and previewed our upcoming speakers:

Sept 26.            Jeremy Bryan: Life in the Foreign Service (former Rotary exchange student from decades ago who wants to thank us)         

October 10.      Gary Ferguson, Journey to Life Centre "The Challenges of Recovery' 

October 24.      Amy Kembel, Vocational talk:  HR, Health, Safety and Passion for Leadership

Oct. 31              Business Meeting location Tba

November 14   Sergeant Davis Viehbeck: Conservation Officer, Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestr