The 7 p.m., December 6th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan (RAP), or harbour cleanup plan, will focus on the following items:
- election of chair (or shared co-chairmanship)
- review and potential revision of committee Terms of Reference
- presentation of a draft habitat rehabilitation strategy.
Lakehead University Doctoral student Nathan Wilson will present the draft habitat strategy which was developed over the summer.
Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which is free of charge. Evening parking at Lakehead University is also free of charge. The meeting will be held in the Advanced Technology and Academic Centre (ATAC) building room 3004 (located in the NW corner of 3rd floor).
Thunder Bay harbour fish and wildlife habitat has been degraded by urban and industrial waterfront development. Lake Superior lake bottom and shoreline habitat, as well as habitat along rivers and streams flowing to Superior, has been lost as a result. Remedial Action Plan habitat restoration projects have assisted in restoring spawning areas and wetland conditions in several harbour locations with the goal of creating productive conditions nurturing fish and aquatic life, as well as bird and animal populations. Despite these efforts there is still room for habitat enhancement balancing harbour environmental and economic considerations.
- Map of Lakehead University Campus showing ATAC building
(enter the university from Balmoral at Beverly)
- Delisting Criteria: Loss of Fish Habitat
- Delisting Criteria: Loss of Wildlife Habitat
- the meeting agenda will be posted here as soon as it is available