Great Lakes Restoration – Celebrating our Accomplishments and Celebrating the Future


The DRCC is attending the Great Lakes Restoration Celebration, hosted by the Alliance of Rouge Communities and held at The Henry Ford in Dearborn on October 18, 2019. As part of this celebration, a book was created showcasing the organizations contributing to Great Lakes Restoration in Southeast Michigan and some of their restoration projects. The DRCC and our projects are featured in the book, and a copy can be downloaded from here

If you are interested in attending the event on October 18, a link to the map, agenda, and registration can be found here. The event is free of charge.

The Public Advisory Council of the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup plans public presentation on U.S. sediment remediation

Windsor, ON – Join the Public Advisory Council of the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup as they host U.S. colleagues who will provide a presentation on the progress of sediment remediation efforts on the American side of the Detroit River. The upcoming presentation will highlight the projects American partners are tackling to improve sediment quality, which improves overall ecosystem health of the river system. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 12:30 to 1:15 pm at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) Conference Room 250 at the University of Windsor.

“Our American colleagues are coming to discuss the various sites and Superfund sites they plan to cleanup from Harbourtown upstream to the Gibraltar Canals downstream,” said Tom Henderson, Chair of the Public Advisory Council of the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup. “This is a very exciting time in the Detroit River’s history, to be able to see the contamination from the past be cleaned up, resulting in a cleaner river.”

This presentation is free and the public is invited to attend.  Please RSVP by contacting  

The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup implements the Remedial Action Plan on behalf of a community-based partnership working together to protect, restore and enhance the Detroit River ecosystem.



Jacqueline Serran

Detroit River Remedial Action Plan Coordinator

311-360 Fairview Avenue West

Essex Ontario, N8M 1Y6

Phone: 519-776-5209 ext. 356

Do you catch and eat fish from the Detroit River?

If so, we want to hear from you! We’re collecting information for BUI #1 – Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption and want to know what types of fish you eat from the Detroit River, how often you eat them, and who you share them with. Visit our fish consumption survey page for more information!


New Canada-Ontario Agreement up for Public Comment

On July 5, Canada and Ontario released a draft Canada-Ontario Agreement to support the continued partnership on Great Lakes restoration, including work on improving Areas of Concern. They are seeking public comment. View the document and submit your comments here on this important agreement by Sept 4/19.



SAVE THE DATE – 2019 State of Strait Conference

Save the Date! The 8th Biennial State of the Strait Conference will be held at the University of Windsor on November 19, 2019. The event is free and the conference will focus on the status and trends of ecosystem health indicators in the Detroit River. More information can be found on the SoS website.



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.