4th Annual



The 4th Annual Lake Huron Municipal Forum is an opportunity for municipal and county staff and council members, along with Conservation Authority, First Nations and Métis representatives to learn about emerging issues related to Lake Huron, to network, and discuss ways to work together to share resources and effectively approach Lake Huron coastal management.

The Municipal Forum will be held on Thursday, December 12th at Beach Street Station in Goderich. There will be presentations covering relevant coastal topics by expert speakers, followed by breakout sessions to discuss challenges and opportunities in our coastal communities. Invitations are extended to all shoreline municipalities, First Nations, Métis communities, Counties, and Conservation Authorities between Sarnia and Tobermory.

For more information about the Forum and to register please call or email the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation at 226-421-3029 or coastalcentre@lakehuron.ca.

Beach Street Station

2 Beach Street

Goderich, ON

Tel: (519) 612-2212



9:00-9:30am                 Registration

9:30-9:40am                 Opening Remarks

Erinn Lawrie, Executive Director
Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

9:40-9:50am                 A Fundamental Shift

Mayor John Grace
Town of Goderich

9:50am-10:10am          Is Climate Change the Culprit with our Water Levels?

Patrick Donnelly, Coastal Science & Stewardship Advisor
Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

10:10-10:30am             Erosion: A necessary part of the coastal process

Stephen Jackson, Flood & Erosion Safety Services Coordinator

Maitland Valley Conservation Authority

10:30-10:50am             Goderich Beach Erosion

Dale Erb, P. Eng
B. M. Ross and Associates Limited


10:50-11:10am             REFRESHMENT BREAK AND NETWORKING

11:10-11:30am             Plastic Pollution along Lake Huron Shorelines: Addressing the Problem and Finding Solutions

Sara Belontz, PhD Candidate, Department of Earth Sciences
University of Western Ontario

11:30-11:50am             The Beaches of Saugeen Shores: So just what is the right amount of Beach Grooming?

Frank Burrows, Manager, Parks
Town of Saugeen Shores


11:50am-12:15pm       Balancing the Needs of Coastal Communities with Conservation

Hannah Cann, Coastal Stewardship Coordinator
Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

12:15-1:15pm               LUNCH (PROVIDED)

1:15-2:00pm                 Breakout Sessions - Group Discussions

2:00-2:30pm                 Discussion Summaries & Closing Remarks

Erinn Lawrie, Executive Director
Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

*Please note that a detailed print copy of the final agenda will be provided to all participants. 


The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

76 Courthouse Square, Goderich, Ontario, Canada N7A 1M6

Coastal Centre Office: (226) 421-3029 | Email: coastalcentre@lakehuron.ca

Charitable Registration Number: 872138938 RR0001

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