Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming volunteer opportunities with the DRCC (check back often!)

Earth Day Community Planting

pril is Earth Month, and Essex Region Conservation along with the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup are inviting everyone to join us on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 10am – Noon to help plant more than 2,000 native trees and shrubs in the City of Windsor. While we have shovels to share, you may wish to consider bringing your own to this free event!

Event happens at the green space south of Wyandotte between Florence & Martinique in Windsor.

Parking is available at the Sand Point Beach parking lot off Riverside Drive. Overflow parking is available at the parking lots off Riverside Drive, adjacent to the Ganatchio Trail, between Bertha and Martinique.

Participants can use the Ganatchio Trail to walk to the planting site.

Click HERE to register your green team! Individual volunteers are welcome to plant without being part of a Green Team!

A map of the planting site is available here

For questions about the event, call Gina at 519-776-5209 ext. 245

Earth Day Student Art Contest

Calling all students! Click HERE for information on our Earth Day Contest!  All students enrolled in school or homeschooled in the Windsor – Essex region (kindergarten to Grade 12) are eligible. Great prizes are available, courtesy of Windsor Crossing, and Adventure Bay Family Water Park. 

 Forests Ontario Community Tree Plant

Spring has sprung and what better way to “dig in” to the warmer weather than with a family fun tree planting event! Forests Ontario, ERCA, Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, and The City of Windsor are excited to invite you and your families to participate in the 2019 Community Tree Planting Event happening in Windsor this May.

Trees, shovels, gloves and refreshments will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages and will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately! High school students are eligible to receive volunteer hours for participation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/community-tree-plant-windsor-tickets-59390695168

Date & Time

Saturday May 11th, 2019

10:00am – Noon




City of Windsor’s Former Wood Disposal Yard on Cherry Blossom Road’

Cherry Blossom Drive

Windsor, ON

Tree Planting Delivery Partners

City of Windsor, Essex Region Conservation Authority, and Detroit River Canadian Cleanup .

Come join us for a fun day of tree planting and make the Windsor a little greener!

Citizen Science Tree Survey

We are looking for individuals who are looking to gain some field experience collecting data from  a sample of the Earth Day trees planted in spring 2019 with the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup. This event will take place on Saturday June 22 2019 from 10am to 2pm at the green space near Florence Avenue and Wyandotte Street east in Windsor. Parking is available at the Sand Point Beach parking lot off Riverside Drive. Volunteers will walk south down the Ganatchio Trail towards Wyandotte Street.

Volunteers should bring their snacks/lunch and re-usable water bottle and wear weather appropriate clothing. Long pants and shirts are recommended with sturdy close-toed footwear.  High school students who would like to earn volunteer hours should bring their paperwork along.

Spots for this workshop are limited and pre-registration is required. Please register here: https://treesurveycitizenscience2019.eventbrite.ca.

For questions about the event, call Gina at 519-776-5209 ext. 245.



Get Involved!

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.