Protecting Ojibway Shores

Controversy sparked in 2013 when the possibility of clearcutting Ojibway Shores, Windsor’s last remaining natural shoreline along the Detroit River, was considered. Local environmentalists fought hard for the property’s protection. Since then, discussions have taken place surrounding the protection of Ojibway Shores but the fate of the property remains “in limbo.”

For more information on the fight to protect Ojibway Shores, visit the links below:

Support for Ojibway Shores is strong (December 19, 2013)
Port Authority allows biological study of Ojibway Shores (April 25, 2014)
Fate of Windsor wilderness on Detroit River remains in limbo (November 22, 2015)
Dilkens urges Ottawa to protect Ojibway Shores (December 14, 2015)

Call for Proposals to Great Lakes Sustainability Fund 2016/17

Environment Canada is calling for proposals to the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund. Priority for GLSF funding will be given to projects that directly contribute towards the completion of necessary remedial actions identified in the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup’s most current work plan. If your organization intends on applying for a GLSF grant for work in the Detroit River Area of Concern, please contact Claire Sanders ( by December 7th in order to have it reviewed by the Steering and Implementation Committee. Application documents can be accessed below and are due Friday, January 8, 2016


2016-17 GLSF RFP Cover Letter

Attachment 1 2016-17 GLSF General Funding Criteria Final

Attachment 2 2016-17 Remedial Action Plan Contacts and Web Sites Final

Attachment 3- 2016-17 GLSF Application Package Final

Attachment 4-2016-17 Project Cash Flow Final

December 9, 2015: State of the Strait Conference

Coordinating Conservation in the St. Clair-Detroit River System 

December 9, 2015 – The State of the Strait is an international one-day conference that brings together government managers, researchers, students, environmental and conservation organizations, and concerned citizens to assess ecosystem status and provide advice to improve research, monitoring, and management from Lake St. Clair to the western basin of Lake Erie. The theme for the 2015 conference is, “Coordinating Conservation in the St. Clair-Detroit River System.”

There is a need to prioritize research, monitor effectiveness, and adaptively manage coastal systems throughout the Great Lakes. The same is true in the St. Clair-Detroit River System, where diverse partnerships are contributing to the conservation, protection and enhancement of the region through research, planning and prioritization frameworks, as well as on-the-ground action that, if applied in a coordinated manner, could more effectively address regional needs and develop conservation solutions that equally enhance socioeconomic values. The 2015 State of the Strait will explore current efforts and new ways to maximize the effectiveness of conservation efforts being conducted by multiple agencies and organizations, and how we can amplify effectiveness through coordination and by incorporating socioeconomic factors into region conservation planning.

Admission to the conference is free but registration is required, as space is limited. For more information about the conference, visit Display space is available for conference sponsors and vendors.

Get Involved!

From tree plantings and clean ups, to advocacy and education programs, CLICK HERE to find out how you can be involved with protecting and enhancing the Detroit River.