World Rivers Day Celebration at the Detroit River

In recognition of World Rivers Day, the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup is announcing that two indicators of the Detroit River’s quality are now considered restored, and no longer impaired. The frequency of beach closures is no different than sites outside of the Detroit River and the aesthetics of the River are void of substances, questionable deposits, turbidity and or odor. These two issues are no longer impaired due to the collaborative efforts of many partners to clean up the River.

A public celebration of World Rivers Day and these accomplishments will take place on Saturday September 24th 2016 at McKee Park in Windsor, ON from 10am to 2pm. World Rivers Day is recognized in over 60 countries by millions of people each year to connect communities to their local river systems, raise awareness about issues and encourage responsibility and stewardship.

Come out to the River to celebrate how far we have come, learn about this in our backyard and do your part to protect it! Guests will be able to participate in a local cleanup, learn about initiatives along the River, get some hands on experience with kayak demonstrations and meet like minded people who care about the environment! Staff from the DRCC, the Windsor Port Authority, and Windsor Adventure Inc. will be there and registration runs from 9:30am to 10:00am at the DRCC tent.

McKee Park, Windsor, ON


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.