April was another busy month for LHCCC staff, gearing up for the action-packed summer ahead. Just like many of you, we are loving the warmer spring weather and soaking up some sun during our lunch hour walks along the Goderich Beach.
Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation
Welcome to April's edition of the LHCCC Newsletter! Spring has “sort of sprung”? Mother nature is trying her best to bring back our summer weather, and I am sure many of you are contemplating your returns to your cottages and planning your summer vacation.
Wow, do we have a lot to share in this month’s newsletter! The Coastal Centre has been very busy collaborating with environmental groups along our shoreline to protect your lake.
I had the opportunity to attend the Environmental Defense Gala in Toronto. We have had a planning workshop with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, met with Conservation Authorities, Healthy Lake Huron and the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association. We have made presentations to several of your municipal councils, have met with Pine River Watershed Initiative Network and the International Joint Commission. We are doing all this in an effort to link all environmental groups along our shore to create a cohesive effort to protect and improve the health of Lake Huron.
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.
Geoff Peach, whose creativity and foresight helped establish the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation in 1998 and who has been a significant voice in coastal management in Ontario for over 30 years, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Happy New Year from the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation!I hope you enjoy this month’s edition. It is an educational article describing what happens to your lake during these cold winter months when most of us are enjoying the warmth of our homes.
The Coastal Centre has been busy planning for 2017. Some of the main programs we are planning for are:
- Message from your new Executive Director
- Litter Bugs For The Next Generation
- Plastic Pollution in Lake Huron and Beyond — An Overview
- August 20th: Be Part Of The Solution To Plastic Pollution!
- Let’s Keep Those Butts Off The Beaches!
The Coastal Centre Welcomes New Executive Director
The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Matthew Hoy joined the Coastal Centre team on July 4, 2016 as the new Executive Director.
Matthew (Matt) Hoy, Executive Director
Matt is a long term resident of Goderich and is deeply committed to both his community and the Lake Huron shoreline. Matt has had a successful career within the financial industry, however has decided to change his vocation and focus his efforts to benefit both the Lake Huron coastline and the environment. He firmly believes the strength of communities along Ontario’s southeast shoreline lies in the health of our Great Lake.
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- Waukesha Diversion Decision
- So Hot
- Understanding Rip Currents
- In Deep
- Next to Godliness