Devonshire Mall Enhancing Environmental Commitment

July 29th, 2015

Partners from the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup and the Essex Region Conservation Authority joined management and retailers from Devonshire Mall on July 15 in creating a second native garden near the Bank of Montreal entrance. Following the announcement and sign unveiling which will help mall visitors identify the variety of beautiful native species used in […]

US and Canada Release Draft Phosphorus Load Reduction Targets

July 3rd, 2015

The Governments of Canada and the United States have launched consultations on Recommended Binational Phosphorus targets to combat Lake Erie algae blooms. As you may be aware, to combat the growing threat of toxic and nuisance algae development in Lake Erie, Canada and the United States have committed, through the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality […]

Help Catalogue Species at the Ojibway Prairie BioBlitz, 2015

July 3rd, 2015

The Ojibway Prairie Complex is an ecologically important area within the Detroit River watershed with incredible biodiversity! The inaugural Ojibway Prairie BioBlitz – an event aimed at cataloguing as many species as possible within a 24-hour period – was held last year and over 1100 species were identified. This year’s Ojibway Prairie BioBlitz will be […]

DRCC Talks to Students about Benthic Invertebrates

June 1st, 2015

The Essex Region Conservation Authority initiated an educational program this year, aimed at teaching high school students about the use of benthic invertebrates in water quality monitoring. Benthic invertebrates are the critters that live on, and in, the sediment at the bottom of waterbodies. Depending on the species found in a location, inferences can be […]

Spring 2015 Little River Cleanup!

May 8th, 2015

For the past few years, Caesars Windsor Code Green volunteer group has contacted Caroline/ Essex Region Conservation Authority and requested a site for them to clean up. She coordinates and organizes the event to help them celebrate Earth Day.  This year Caroline and I checked three potential cleanup sites in the Little River Watershed: the […]

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