A message from our Executive Director
Welcome, and thank you for taking the opportunity to read our monthly newsletter. This month’s message comes with mixed emotions. For those of you unaware, Geoff Peach, a founder of the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation passed away recently. Geoff was a strong proponent of coastal environmental preservation and promotion. His ground-breaking work has left a huge footprint on the landscape of Lake Huron. For details about Geoff and to donate to his memorial fund please visit our webpage.
We are committed to continuing the important work that Geoff started, along with Pat Donnelly. In order to continue this work, we have added a dedicated and experienced member to staff at the Coastal Centre. Hannah LaCroix has accepted the role of Coastal Technologist. The following article has been written by her as her introduction to our readers and the LHCCC. Please join me in welcoming her to our team.
-Matt Hoy, Executive Director.
Coastal Wetlands as Natural Infrastructure to Protect Against Extreme Weather Events
February 2nd is the date many of us know to look for Wiarton Willy’s prediction, but it is also World Wetlands Day! This year the theme of, “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction” was selected to bring awareness to the vital role wetlands play in reducing effects of extreme storm events such as floods. With so much interest on the changing water levels of Lake Huron, we at the Coastal Centre think this theme is relevant to our livelihoods and investments along the lakeshore.
A Coastal Action Plan for Lake Huron
The Coastal Centre is working on the creation of a Coastal Action Plan for Lake Huron, encompassing the shoreline from Sarnia to Tobermory. This is a new initiative intended to join the shoreline together with a common action plan. This plan will enable a coordinated approach to address common issues and goals of communities along the shoreline.
We would like to invite you to attend one of our Coastal Community Workshops, which will allow communities to learn more about the coastal processes that shape Lake Huron, and also share their values, ideas and opinions regarding our lake.
Coastal Community Workshops:
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If you are interested in providing us with information to shape our Coastal Action Plan, we would appreciate your help by completing our short questionnaire. Visit: http://www.lakehuron.ca/coastal-action-plan-questionnaire
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