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 […]

Paddling events to highlight Detroit River Watershed

May 9th, 2017

As part of a national effort to recognize and celebrate Canada’s Heritage Rivers, as well as the country’s 150th birthday, the Essex Region Conservation Authority and a number of local partners will host free paddling events throughout the Detroit River watershed on Sunday, June 4. Amateur and expert paddlers alike will have the opportunity to explore […]

DRCC Launches Public Consultation on Dredging Re-Designation Assessment Report

May 3rd, 2017

Feedback Welcomed The DRCC is looking for your feedback on its recommendation to remove the ‘Restrictions on Dredging Activities’ from the Detroit River’s list of impaired beneficial uses. The partnership uses a list of 14 potential beneficial use impairments or BUIs to determine the condition of the Detroit River. As of May 2017, the Detroit […]

Canada and Ontario Extend Public Consultations on Draft Action Plan to Reduce Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

April 27th, 2017

This is to inform you that the public comment period for the Canada-Ontario Draft Action Plan for Lake Erie has been extended by an additional 15 days. The new deadline to submit comments is Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Please submit your comments through Canada’s engagement platform www.letstalklakeerie.ca or Ontario’s Environmental Registry www.ontario.ca/EBR. We look forward […]

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