This is the sixteenth edition, since 2015, of the Shoreline Management Plan Update e-newsletter. This edition is a reminder you are invited to public information open houses in Thedford and Zurich in August of 2018. Thank you for having subscribed to this newsletter. You are welcome to unsubscribe at any time.
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Shoreline management information open houses on August 11 and 18 


You are invited to Saturday open houses in Thedford, Zurich 

We would like to once again invite you to two public information open houses in August 2018 about progress of the work (2015-2018) to update the current Shoreline Management Plan (2000) for the  shoreline of Ausable Bayfield watersheds:


Legacy Recreation Centre Hall, 16 Allen Street, Thedford
Saturday, August 11, 2018
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon. 
Presentations start at 10:30 a.m.


Zurich Arena, 15 East Street, Zurich
Saturday, August 18, 2018
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon. 
Presentations start at 10:30 a.m. 

Learn more:

To find out more about technical work and updates to the 2000 Shoreline Management Plan please visit at this link: BY EMAIL:
If you have not done so already, you are also invited to subscribe to a free SMP e-Newsletter at at this link: BY PHONE:
You are also invited to contact staff
at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 or email

The open houses will include displays and presentations about shoreline management topics such as technical work updates; updated draft mapping of shoreline recession rates; and draft development guidelines. There will be opportunities to ask questions of staff members and to provide written comments.

Planned presentations are by Geoffrey Cade, Manager of Water and Planning at Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority; and by Fiona Duckett, M.Sc., P. Eng. of W. F. Baird and Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd. 

ABCA’s Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) was last updated in 2000. The plan identifies shoreline hazards for flooding, erosion, and dynamic beaches and their impact on shoreline development.

A copy of the SMP 2000 is online at

The conservation authority started a process in 2015 to begin updating technical information to support updates to the 2000 SMP document. The 2018 open houses are to provide information on the existing plan, current policies, and next steps to update the current plan.

Updates to the plan will provide newer information on shoreline recession rates, ensure that local policies and application of the Regulation conform to Province of Ontario policy, and keep policies current in light of emerging land use trends. Updates to the Shoreline Management Plan will provide a consistent and up-to-date guide for development and municipal land use planning along the shoreline, according to the ABCA. 

2018 fact sheet about Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) Update

For a July 2018 fact sheet about the Shoreline Management Plan Update please click on this link: Fact sheet - Shoreline Management Plan Update

For other information materials and past and new reports please visit this link:  Shoreline Management Plan Update web page at
More than 460 people have subscribed to this e-newsletter and we thank you for your interest. This newsletter is about the progress of 2015-2018 work to update the current Shoreline Management Plan (2000) for the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) shoreline. If you are already a subscriber, thank you. If you have not subscribed but would like to receive updates through this electronic newsletter you are welcome to subscribe at this link: You are also welcome to unsubscribe at any time.
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