Volunteers are welcome to register for the upcoming fall community stewardship event hosted by the Essex Region Conservation Authority in partnership with the Windsor Port Authority and the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. Large native to Windsor-Essex potted trees and wildflowers will be planted at Queen’s Dock Park to increase urban shade and biodiversity.
Pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Event will take place rain or shine, and will be delayed because of severe weather only.
Location, Parking and Public Transportation
Queen’s Dock Park is located along the Detroit River shoreline, at the end of Mill Street in Sandwich, Windsor. The closest address to the park is the HMCS Hunter building at 90 Mill Street, Windsor. Street parking is available along Russell Street in the surrounding neighbourhood.
Public transportation to Queen’s Dock Park is available via the Crosstown 2, Transway 1C, Central 3, Central 3 west, and South Windsor 7. The west end terminal for Transit Windsor is located at the corner of College Avenue and Brock Street, near Crowley Park.
Funding for this event has been provided by the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan.
What to Bring
- Please bring a reusable water bottle with you to the planting event.
- It may be helpful to bring a towel, an extra pair of socks to change into after planting and some clean shoes for the car ride home.
- All planting equipment will be provided, but if you have a favourite pair of gardening gloves, shovel and trowel feel free to bring them.
- Volunteer paperwork
What to Wear
- Dress for the weather. November can bring a wide range of conditions. We recommend dressing in layers, bring extra socks, a towel, rain pants and jacket, hat etc.
- Wear sturdy footwear such as hiking or rubber boots that is comfortable. We do not recommend wearing running shoes.
For more information contact Gina Pannunzio, Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com or 519-776-5209 ext. 245.