SCAR announces pro-am contest

    Participants in the 2017 South Coast Adventure Race (SCAR) have a chance to learn from, and race with, one of the best in the sport with the introduction of a unique Pro-Am contest.  “Race with Brad Jennings” is a free contest open to all rookie adventure racers who register in the solo or team of two categories. On June 2, a draw will be held to determine who gets to race with the SCAR 2015 and 2016 champion. Jennings, a...

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Teen Ranger Registration Open for Summer Program

After the program’s first two years were a sellout success, Essex Region Conservation’s Teen Ranger program will continue this August. The program, designed for young people aged 12 – 15, exposes participants to a wide range of activities and outdoor skills. “Our certified education staff will guide Teen Rangers through hands-on experiences,” explains Danielle Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Communications and Outreach Services....

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Calling all Green Teams for Earth Day Tree Planting

Join Essex Region Conservation, the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, and hundreds of individuals from across the region for the annual Earth Day Tree Planting Celebration, happening from 10am to Noon on April 23 in East Windsor. Attendees will plant more than 2,000 trees at this event, which celebrates Earth Day 2017. “This is truly a community event, with hundreds of individuals from all over the region coming together for one cause,”...

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Watershed Condition Statement- Flood Outlook

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that many open waterways within the Essex Region are continuing to convey moderate flows and that water levels are decreasing following the significant rain event last week. Most agricultural fields remain saturated with some standing water at certain locations. Current forecasts are advising of the potential for 15 to 30 mm of rain over the next 24-hour period. Based on the existing ground...

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Adventure race workshop series continues

Athletes and amateur thrill seekers have yet another chance to get a crash course on the sport of adventure racing at an upcoming workshop. Starting at 6pm on Tuesday, April 11 at the Essex Civic Centre (Committee Room C), Rob and Andrew Pula will tell attendees everything they need to know to compete in an adventure race. The brothers are long-time adventure athletes with dozens of races under their belts. They are also the duo in charge of...

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