State of the Great Lakes 2017 / État des Grands Lacs 2017

June 20th, 2017

State of the Great Lakes 2017 The Governments of Canada and the United States are pleased to release the State of the Great Lakes 2017 Highlights Report. Overall, the Great Lakes are assessed as Fair and Unchanging. While progress to restore and protect the Great Lakes has been made, including the reduction of toxic chemicals, […]

CCIW Open House

June 12th, 2017

You’re Invited!  On Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, the Canada Centre for Inland Waters is hosting an Open House in celebration of National Public Service Week and the 150th anniversary of Canada.  Over 50 exhibits will be staffed by government scientific experts, members of the Coast Guard, plus enforcement officers with Environment and […]

Detroit River Canadian Cleanup Greens the Community

May 29th, 2017

The DRCC participated in multiple spring gardening and tree planting projects across the Detroit River watershed in May. Thanks to Tecumseh Vista Academy, St. Peter Catholic Elementary, St. Joseph Catholic Elementary, the Little River Enhancement Group, Forests Ontario, the City of Windsor, Essex Region Conservation Authority, the Windsor Port Authority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Union […]

Help restore your watershed with the Ontario Community Environment Fund – 10 days left to submit an application

May 18th, 2017

Ontario uses penalties collected from environmental violations to fund community projects that restore and protect the environment. Not-for-profit organizations, First Nations and Métis communities, municipalities, schools, colleges, universities, and conservation authorities can get government grants for local projects in their watersheds. This year, $209,000 from the Ontario Community Environment Fund (OCEF) will be shared among […]

Forests Ontario 2017 – Community Tree Plant – Windsor

May 12th, 2017

Forests Ontario 2017 – Community Tree Plant – Windsor Paul Giroux, Gina Pannunzio and Ian Naisbitt On Saturday, 6 May, the Windsor-Essex community celebrated the “Community Tree Plant” event with Forests Ontario. Essex County Nature was invited to participate by Paul Giroux, City of Windsor Forester. Along with Forests Ontario and the City of Windsor, the […]

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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.