The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup implements the Remedial Action Plan on behalf of a community-based partnership working together to protect, restore and enhance the Detroit River ecosystem. The federal, provincial and municipal government, local industries, scientific researchers, local environmental organizations and many dedicated citizens are key partners and play an important role in the cleanup process. The DRCC’s member organizations provide leadership in identifying partnerships and funding opportunities to support and implement clean up goals.
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Restoring Our River, Together!
Partnerships within the DRCC aim to promote and implement the Remedial Action Plan to restore the Detroit River’s beneficial uses with the ultimate goal of removing the Detroit River from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Together with community groups and partners, including Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), we are managing the health of the local environment and working to reduce the harmful effects of increased urbanization on our natural spaces. The representatives from these organizations manage the Detroit River Canadian Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and contribute to projects that improve the environmental conditions within the Great Lakes.