January 13, 2016: Little River Enhancement Group History

January 13, 2016: 7:30 p.m. – Ojibway Nature Centre, 5200 Matchette Road, Windsor
Join the Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club to learn about Lil’ Reg! Ian Naisbitt was an elementary school educator for 30 years and created the Habitat 2000 Club at Concord School in 1989, organizing 6 river cleanups of the “old channel” of Little River in East Windsor. In 1991, he helped establish the Little River Enhancement Group, which consisted of educators and representatives of the City of Windsor, Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy, Essex Region Conservation Authority, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the Habitat 2000 Club Concord Public Elementary School (1989-1990). Accordingly, Lil’ Reg “adopted” the Little River Watershed, which drains portions of the Town of Tecumseh and the City of Windsor into the Detroit River. Local schools and community volunteers have helped with Lil’ Reg’s efforts to improve the quality of the watershed ecosystem. The group coordinates beneficial environmental activities throughout the river basin using a multi-stakeholder approach in the community and both Ian and Lil’ Reg have won numerous awards for their contributions. In 2007, Lil’ Reg restructured and became a committee of Essex County Nature.

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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.