O'Connor Township

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Lakehead Region Conservation Authority

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority 2021 calendars are available at the O’Connor Township office.  Please call ahead at 476-1451 to reserve yours.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Province of Ontario has declared a provincial emergency and has issued a Stay-at-Home Order effective January 14, 2021 in response to COVID-19.

The government-issued stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home with exceptions for permitted purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for work where the work cannot be done remotely.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) fully supports the public health and workplace safety measures for all businesses, organizations, facilities and individuals, including staying home to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

If you do continue to use our trails and Conservation Areas for the permitted purpose of exercise, you must:

  • follow all current health guidelines (as may be amended),
  • maintain the minimum recommended physical distance of at least two metres from others (unless from your household),
  • wear a mask if adequate physical distancing is not possible,
  • not gather in groups of more than five people,
  • keep dogs on-leash and picked-up after,
  • remove all of your garbage (including disposable masks) after visiting, and
  • follow all posted Conservation Areas Rules and Regulations, including parking fees.

Conservation Area trails are not maintained during the winter; staff can be reached by email  info@lakeheadca.com or by calling (807) 344-5857 to report any issues.

Please note that the LRCA Administrative Office is closed to the public; LRCA staff are working from home until further notice. All essential services including the LRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning and Development Regulation programs remain active. The LRCA appreciates your patience, understanding and cooperation.

Visit www.lakeheadca.com or follow us on Facebook @lakeheadregion for further updates.

Conservation Areas

The LRCA proudly offers the community eight Conservation Areas for semi-passive recreational use, access to Lake Superior and other activities such as birding, photography, hiking Wilderness Trails and more! Two of our Forest Management Properties are also open to the public (Mills Block and Wishart). Along with the outdoor recreation and conservation education opportunities offered by our Conservation Areas, we also own and maintain other Conservation Lands that provide habitat protection and assist with water management.

Purchase an Explore Card Parking Pass Today!

Effective January 1, 2021, the price of Explore Card Parking Passes will be $40.00 +HST and vehicle parking fees are $5.00 per vehicle.  To purchase an Explore Card, visit the LRCA website.

Conservation Areas to Explore

Events and Education

The LRCA offers Environmental Education Programming to school groups, seniors groups, the general public and more! We offer field trips to our “Living Classrooms” (Conservation Areas) and the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway, as well as “in-class” programming at your location or in our Multi-Purpose Room. We also host annual public events in our Conservation Areas, conduct workshops and host guest speakers. To learn more about Events and Education, please visit the LRCA website.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Conservation Areas in the Lakehead Region are privately owned by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA). They are not City Parks or Crown Land.
  • The LRCA pays property taxes on all land owned by the Authority, including Conservation Areas.
  • The LRCA maintains the trails, parking areas, boat launches and other facilities located within our Conservation Areas without the support of Federal or Provincial funding.
  • Your purchase of an Explore Card Parking Pass or payment of the per vehicle parking fee supports development, maintenance and improvements to the LRCA’s existing trail networks, as well as general Conservation Area maintenance and upkeep.