Conservation Foundation celebrates 40 years and launches Place For Life Campaign

Windsor – The Essex Region Conservation Foundation (ERCF) celebrated 40 years of remarkable conservation efforts today with the launch of The Place for Life Campaign. This campaign will raise $1 million over three years to support both new and ongoing projects and programs. Place for Life Co-Chairs Susan Stockwell-Andrews and John Omstead along with special guests shared exciting campaign announcements and encouraged guests and community...

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UNION GAS HELPS Connect students to nature

Leamington, ON – Union Gas is continuing to help local students reconnect with nature with a $4,000 grant to support ERCA’s Nature in Education program, hands-on outdoor education programs that teach students about cultural heritage, habitats, water, and wildlife using environmental science-based studies. The program, linked to the Ontario curriculum, is aimed at students from kindergarten to Grade 12, and includes field activities such as...

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Flood Outlook – Leamington (to June 26, 2017)

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to predicted west winds, with potential sustained speeds of 30 km/hr and gusts to 40 km/hr throughout the weekend and into Monday, June 26, 2017, there is the possibility for near shore erosion with wave overtopping and spray. In the areas of direct wave attack there is also the possibility of potential breakwall damage. The areas of the Region most affected by west winds are the west...

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Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub To Connect Regional Trails  

Windsor – The Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) announced a $225,000 contribution to create a significant project to commemorate their Centennial Anniversary.  The Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub is a three kilometre trail and community entrance near Howard Avenue and Laurier Drive which will connect the Chrysler Canada Greenway, Herb Gray Parkway Trails and the Town of LaSalle Trails. Rotary (1918) will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, and...

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Paddling events to highlight Detroit River Watershed

As part of a national effort to recognize and celebrate Canada’s Heritage Rivers, as well as the country’s 150th birthday, the Essex Region Conservation Authority and a number of local partners will host free paddling events throughout the Detroit River watershed on Sunday, June 4. Amateur and expert paddlers alike will have the opportunity to explore the Detroit River, and a number of its tributaries, alongside professional guides. “This...

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Flood Watch Update

The previously issued FLOOD WARNING (issued at 6:30 pm Thursday, May 4, 2017) related to lake flooding along the east shoreline of the Municipality of Leamington is cancelled. The Previously issued FLOOD WATCH (issued at 3:30 pm on Wednesday May 3, 2017) is updated as follows: The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to the wet ground conditions and the continuing storm event that is predicted to produce a total of 45 mm to 55...

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