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2015 Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority Annual Report

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Transcript of 2015 Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority Annual Report

Lower Thames Valley
Conservation Authority

10 Municipalities
12 Directors

John Kavelaars (Chair) -
Municipality of Southwest Middlesex
Linda McKinlay (Vice-Chair) -
Town of Lakeshore

Gayle Bogart –
Township of Southwold
Stanley Caveney –
City of London
Ron Doane –
Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc
Leon Leclair –
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Hilda MacDonald –
Municipality of Leamington
Dan McKillop –
Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich
Steve Pinsonneault –
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Michelle Smibert –
Municipality of Middlesex Centre
Trevor Thompson –
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Jonathan Wolf –
Municipality of West Elgin
Our Directors & Member Municipalities
John Kavelaars,
Chair


Our Vision
The LTVCA...for a balanced & healthy watershed.

Our Mission
Leading by example in environmental protection in partnership with the community.

Our Core Values
Respect, integrity, commitment, objectivity, & collaborative.

Focus of efforts on reduction of nutrients & soil in waterways reaching Lake Erie

Mitigating & adapting to impacts of climate change




ABOUT US
Conservation Authorities are on the front lines of the Provincial Flood Forecasting & Warning program, & undertake floodplain mapping; modeling; monitor streamflow, rainfall & snowpacks; issue warnings; acquire floodplain lands & flood vulnerable structures; & operate dams, dykes, channels & erosion control structures.
The responsible care of our natural resources on a watershed basis is essential to balancing human & economic needs against the needs of our natural environment.

Conservation Authorities have a long history working with landowners in the planning & delivery of watershed stewardship initiatives. Staff provide opportunities for local projects, which protect & restore species & habitats, encourage a sense of ownership of environmental rehabilitation efforts, & protect our source water resources.

A part of all Programs!
Communications enhance awareness & understanding of the goals & programs of the LTVCA for our target audiences, enabling them to support & enjoy our facilities & services.
Directors & Committee members
Councillors / staff from member municipalities
Government agencies
CA staff
watershed residents
media
CA visitors
project partners....

Social media, literature, advertising, media releases, special events, watershed tours, festivals, displays

Budget
$2,784,687
approved February 2015
CONTACT US
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
100 Thames Street, Chatham, ON
N7L 2Y8
Tel: 519-354-7310 Fax: 519-352-3435
Email: info@ltvca.ca
www.ltvca.ca


New Strategic Plan
LTVCA Staff
Don Pearson,
General Manager
20 Full-time
23 Contract
Budget
Priorities
Highlights of the Year
Education
Conservation Areas
PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES
TO ENJOY, LEARN & RESPECT

PROTECTING LIFE & PROPERTY
Water Management
PROTECTING & RESTORING HABITAT
Land Use Planning & Regs
Tree Planting,
Restoration, Stewardship
THAMES, SYDENHAM, & REGION SOURCE PROTECTION REGION
Highlights of the Year
11 Flood Advisories Issued for Thames - diversion channel operated twice
4 Advisories issued for Lake Erie shoreline

-drought? Low Water Level One
Binational Phosphorus Reduction Targets for Lake Erie
Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality & Ecosystem Health signed 2014
in 2015 a target of 40% reduction of phosphorus entering western and central basins from Canada & United States was set
Thames is priority watershed -LTVCA taking action
To maintain the vitality of our watersheds & protect peoples’ lives & property from flooding & erosion, Conservation Authorities administer the Conservation Authorities Act & its regulations.
Municipal Plan Input & Review
Elgin County Shoreline
Management Plan
Water Quality Monitoring at
9 groundwater wells &
11 stream locations
for water quality indicators
watershed report cards
196 applications under Section 28 Reg
282 municipal planning applications &
1,108 general inquiries
Chatham-Kent Greening Partnership
$1.2 million in grants generated
$2.90 per household
37 hectares reforested

11 hectares of tallgrass prairie planted
29 hectares of wetlands created
Natural Heritage
Implementation Strategy
96,816 trees planted
2 bus tours showcased
projects, properties & partnerships
Improving soil health,
water quality &
pollinator health

Jeannettes Creek Agricultural Phosphorus Reduction & Mon itoring
McGregor Creek Subwatershed Education & Outreach

Elgin County Watersheds Education & Outreach
Benthic Monitoring
12
watercourses sampled for benthic macroinvertebrates
8
rated fairly poor or worse
Species At Risk (SAR)
accessed funding through grants like Eco Action & worked with local landowners to restore habitat & combat invasive species such as Phragmites especially in Rondeau Bay
improve water quality & habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species
DRINKING WATER SOURCE PROTECTION
The purpose of the provincial Clean Water Act (CWA) (2006) is to protect existing & future sources of drinking water. Protecting water at the source - municipal wells & water intakes - is the first barrier in a multi-barrier approach to providing a safe, clean supply of water.
Is complete & adopted by the Boards of all 4 Conservation Authorities
consistency for planning and regulatory purposes
3
landowners received funding for
4
projects:
2
erosion control
2
wetland & riparian enhancement.
AREA OF JURISDICTION

watersheds of all streams draining into the Thames River from Delaware, to Lake St. Clair

southern boundary has watersheds of all streams draining into Lake Erie from Talbot Creek in the east, to Two Creeks in the west

Over 3,275 square kilometres

(1,264 square miles)

Home to over 120,000 people

Community Relations
Conservation Education
3 Programs
September 17th, the Source Protection Plan for our region received final approval from the Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change.

Program staff will offer workshops to assist municipalities in implementation of the Plan & will continue to have a role in progress reporting.
we did it!
Step into Nature
at one of Ontario’s
270
conservation areas!

Conservation Areas are natural lands that are owned & managed by Conservation Authorities.

LTVCA has nearly
690 hectares
of protected wetlands, forests, tallgrass prairies, lakefront & habitat restoration sites at
25 conservation areas
across our watershed.
C.M. Wilson Conservation Area
16,395
visitors

Longwoods Road Conservation Area
16,000
visitors
NEW CA SIGNAGE!
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
major property restoration!
over 410,000
students participate in CA outdoor education programs across Ontario
meet curriculum expectations of the Ontario Ministry of Education
teach children about local & global environmental issues, explore linkages between human activity & natural environment, instill a greater appreciation & understanding of nature
Longwoods, C.M. Wilson, Ska-Nah-Doht Village, Chatham-Kent & Lambton Children's Water Festival, inclass programs

MISSION
Ska-Nah-Doht Village & Museum continues to be a community leader, to educate about the past, collect & preserve local history, & faithfully interpret the Haudenosaunee - People of the Longhouse.

OUR VISION
Ska-Nah-Doht Village & Museum is an interactive museum that engages the public in the preservation & presentation of the past through experiences on-site & in the community.

$22,992 from the Ministry of Culture through the Community Museum Operating Grant
Heritage Build Project Donations
Ivey Business School - draft business plan
Summer Student Grants -YCW, CSJ
New Website & Logo
Social Media Connections
Watershed Bus Tours
Public events
Fairs & Expos
Thanks to our
100's of volunteers!
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Please view our complete annual report on our website!
THANK YOU!
Public Hikes
Community Expos & Fairs
School Field Trips 1,288
River & Creek Safety 210 gr. 2's
Chatham-Kent & Lambton Children's Water Festival
School Field Trips - 3,418
Public Tours
Special Events
multi-agency partnership to improve the Thames
updating Water Management Plan for entire Thames watershed by Dec. 2016
steering, technical & communications committees
identifies how CK will work with its community to maintain & enhance its natural heritage

Our programs, values,
trends and challenges....

2015 Highlights
target stewardship projects in areas of need
cooperative program with 4 CAs
over 40 years old
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