DRCC News

The DRCC Presents: What Lies Below

March 7th, 2017

Join the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup for a free screening of WHAT LIES BELOW! What Lies Below is a Canadian documentary featuring Lawrence Gunther, a blind graduate from York University’s master’s program in environmental studies and a highly regarded speaker, writer and radio host on the subject of fishing and Canada’s aquatic ecosystems. He is […]

Celebrate Earth Day in the Windsor-Essex Community!

March 2nd, 2017

There are many exciting Earth Day events happening in Windsor-Essex this year! Read about them below and contact the organizers for more information. Earth Day 2017 Student Contest In recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re asking students to envision what they want our environment to look like in the next 150 years. We’re inviting students to […]

Detroit River Canadian Cleanup recognizes World Wildlife Day

March 2nd, 2017

World Wildlife Day , March 3 2017 World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3 each year to celebrate all of the different plants and wild animals on Earth and raise awareness on the importance of conservation, highlight threatened or endangered species and connect individuals to action to do their part to protect wildlife. On […]

2017 Waterbird Counts

February 22nd, 2017

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Program The Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) Program is a program that works to identify, monitor, and conserve the world’s most important sites for birds and biodiversity.  Sites are designated using a science-based approach which sets criteria and thresholds for trigger species.  In Canada IBAs are triggered mainly by […]

The Round Greenbrier – “Threatened” under Species at Risk Act

February 22nd, 2017

The Round-leaved Greenbrier is a plant species listed as ‘Threatened’ under the Species at Risk Act. This wood-climbing vine has oval- to heart-shaped leaves and woody stems that are armed with prickles. In Ontario, this species can be found in Essex County, Norfolk County and the Niagara Region in moist deciduous forests typically dominated by […]

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