Is Your Urban Forest Healthy?

Save trees in your community by becoming a forest health volunteer!

You’re Invited to attend the Forest Health Volunteer Training Session to learn to detect insect and disease problems in trees.

 

When: Wednesday July 26th 2017 Volunteer Training Poster Final-page-001

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Where: Ojibway Nature Centre, 5200 Matchette Road, Windsor, ON

RSVP by e-mailing volunteers@bioforest.ca

Download the poster here.

Herb Gray Parkway Vegetation and Snakes Factsheet

An information factsheet on snakes for property owners published by the Ministry of Transportation relating to the Herb Gray Parkway is now available. The factsheet introduces snakes native to the area as well as best management practices landowners can adopt to protect them.  

AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO- JULY 11, 2013- Canard River Park- Eastern Foxsnake photo by Simon Wilson/ Canadian Press Images

AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO- JULY 11, 2013- Canard River Park- Eastern Foxsnake photo by Simon Wilson/ Canadian Press Images


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Draft Binational Strategies for Chemicals of Mutual Concern Available for Public Review

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement commits Canada and the United States to prepare and issue Binational Strategies to reduce the release and impact of Chemicals of Mutual Concern (CMC). The draft strategies for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) are now available for public review on binational.net.

* DRAFT Binational Strategy for PCB Risk Management PDF (1.9 MB)
* DRAFT Binational Strategy for HBCD Risk Management PDF (964K)

At this time, we are offering interested agencies, organizations, and individuals an opportunity to provide comments on the draft binational strategies. Webinars to present the strategies, answer questions and receive comments will be held on June 28, 2017 from 10am-12pm EST / 9am-11am CST (starting with PCB followed by HBCD) and on July 13, 2017 from 10am-12pm EST / 9am-11am CST (starting with PCB followed by HBCD).

Webinar: https://gts-ee.webex.com/meet/glwqa-aqeglec.gc.ca.

Call-in number: 1-877-413-4790. Conference ID: 3112040.

More information on the Chemicals of Mutual Concern can be found at https://binational.net/2016/05/31/cmcdesig-pcpmdesig/.
Please use the Contact Us page to direct your submissions and questions by July 17, 2017.

Detroit River Family Fishing Day

In partnership with Caesars Windsor Cares, the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup (DRCC) hosted a free Family Fishing Day at Assumption Park in Windsor on July 8, 2017. This inaugural event took place during Ontario Family Fishing Event week when residents can fish in Ontario waters without the mandatory license. With the help of volunteers and expert anglers from Just Fishing Friends and the Windsor Sportsmen’s Club, over 100 participants experienced fishing on the Detroit River!

The DRCC was also on hand to provide information to participants about restoration and clean up projects, stats on increasing fish populations, and how to safely consume fish from the river. The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup would like to thank Wally’s Baits, the Windsor Sportsmen’s Club and the Lakeshore Sportsmen and Conservation Club for supporting this event and providing angling equipment donations for participants to take home! Special thanks to Just Fishin’ Friends for providing their expert angling advice and introducing participants to the sport. Big thanks to all our volunteers who made this event happen!

To see the CTV Windsor coverage, click here.

Detroit River Family Fishing Day Gallery

 

Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Guidance Manual

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (“ministry”) is seeking public input on two consultants’ reports; a jurisdictional scan of international stormwater management requirements for controlling rainwater volumes, and potential runoff targets.

The ultimate goal of stormwater management is to maintain the health of streams, lakes and aquatic life. To achieve this goal, stormwater management strives to maintain the natural hydrologic cycle, prevent an increased risk of flooding, prevent undesirable stream erosion, and protect water quality.

The ministry is proposing to work with all partners in a stepwise, science-based process to update its LID guidance. Following public comments on these two reports, a draft LID guidance manual will be developed and posted for public comment on the Environmental Registry. Finally, these public comments would be used to finalize the LID guidance.

Comment Period: 30 days: submissions may be made between June 15, 2017 and July 15, 2017.

EBR Registry Number:   012-9080
Ministry: Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Date Proposal loaded to the Registry: June 15, 2017

Submit Comments

All comments on this proposal must be directed to:

John Antoszek
Engineer
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Environmental Sciences and Standards Division
Standards Development Branch
Water Standards
40 St. Clair Avenue West
Floor 9
Toronto Ontario
M4V1M2
Phone: (416) 314-4939

To submit a comment online, please visit the EBR post here.

 

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.