DRCC News

Great Lakes Protection Act

October 29th, 2015

Thank you to everyone whose contributions have helped make progress on Great Lakes protection and restoration over the last few years. We have heard from many of you about the vital importance of the Great Lakes and about how proposed Great Lakes legislation can best make a difference. It is my great pleasure to let […]

ERCA Uses 3D Modeling to Target Water Quality

September 11th, 2015

The Essex Region Conservation Authority has created a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to aid in targeting water quality issues. “A DEM is actually a 3D representation of the earth’s surface,” explained Richard Wyma, ERCA’s General Manager. “Much like a photograph, it is made up of pixels.”  In photos, each pixel represents a colour value, in […]

ERCA’s Y.E.S. Team Visits Fighting Island

September 3rd, 2015

On Monday, August 24, members of ERCA’s Y.E.S.(Youth Engagement Strategy) Team visited BASF’s Fighting Island. Fighting Island is one of several islands within the Detroit River, and has a storied history of industrial use, restoration, and environmental education. Four BASF employees met the Y.E.S. Team and provided us with a great overview of this history, then […]

Ecological Restoration on Belle Isle

August 26th, 2015

Have you taken a trip to Belle Isle lately? If not, it’s about time you did! The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has initiated an extensive ecological restoration program at Belle Isle with support from Friends of Detroit River. Some of the projects include: Blue Heron Lagoon restoration, while linking some of the waterways surrounding the island, providing […]

Ojibway Prairie BioBlitz – July 18, 2015

July 29th, 2015

In partnership with the City of Windsor and the Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club, the DRCC participated in the 2015 BioBlitz on July 18, 2015. Despite soaring temperatures, the BioBlitz attracted over 60 experts and hundreds of amateur volunteers who came to identify as many species (including fungi, lichens, plants, fish, birds and insects) as […]

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