Earth Day Community Tree Planting

April is Earth Month, and the Essex Region Conservation and the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup are inviting everyone to join us on Sunday, April 22, 2018 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.

A courtesy shuttle provided by the City of Windsor will run consecutive loops from Florence and Riverside (Sandpoint Beach parking lot) to Wyandotte Street and Ganatchio Trail (planting spot)  starting at 9:15am to 12:30pm, every ten minutes. Please see the shuttle route below.

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

Please use the form below to register your green team! Individual volunteers are welcome to plant without being part of a Green Team!


Click here for a Google Map of the planting location.

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

Earth Day Student Contest 2018

Each year, millions of tons of plastic is dumped into our waterways, taking hundreds of years to break down. As Earth Day 2018 approaches we’re asking students to tell us how they will make a difference and reduce their plastic consumption. Whether it’s spreading the word on social media, creating a poster to hang in your school, or showing us ways you you would recycle more plastic – we want to know about it! Students can submit illustrations, essays, poems or photos.

How to Submit

Entries can be submitted digitally by email to with the subject heading “Earth Day Art Contest” or via mail to:

Essex Region Conservation
RE: Earth Day Art Contest Entries
360 Fairview Avenue W. Suite 311
Essex, ON. N8M 1Y6

Submissions must include the student’s name, grade, school name, as well as their teacher’s name and email address. Submission deadline is April 15, 2018

For questions about the contest, please contact: Peter Baldwin at 519-776-5209 x 367, or


Students must currently be enrolled in school or be home-schooled in the Windsor-Essex Region.
Pictures: no bigger than 8.5″x11″                                                 
Poems and essays:
no longer than 650 words                                         
 maximum 300 word description

Category One – kindergarten & grade 1
Category Two – grades 2 & 3
Category Three – grades 4, 5, 6
Category Four – grades 7 & 8
Category Five – grades 9 – 12

*Submissions should not be copyright; by
making your submission you are granting
ERCA the right to use it on its website or
as part of other ERCA publicity.

Cool prize packages to be won!
The winning entry from each category will receive a prize package and be honoured at the Earth Day Tree Planting Celebration at Florence and Wyandotte in Windsor on April 22 at 10am.
Prizing provided by: