Homestead to Celebrate Lost Arts Festival  

Essex– There is no better way to connect with the past than through the lens of artistry. Join the John R. Park Homestead and a variety of demonstrators for the annual Lost Arts Festival, a unique and family-friendly event to see and experience different forms of artisanship from years gone by. The event, hosted on Sunday, August 13 from Noon to 4pm, has been running since the 1980s. This year, the Homestead invites you to participate in a day...

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Eclipse Viewing Event at John R. Park Homestead

 Essex Region Conservation will host a family-friendly solar eclipse viewing event, Total Eclipse of the Park (Homestead) at the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area on Monday, August 21st. On this date, North America will have the opportunity to experience an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely...

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High Lake Levels Impacting Holiday Beach

Amherstburg – High lake levels have caused significant erosion to the shoreline at Holiday Beach, resulting in limited beachfront and in some cases, downed trees at the popular conservation area. “We’ve experienced this type of erosion before when lake levels were high in 1986,” explains Tim Byrne, ERCA’s Director of Watershed Management Services.  “Once lake levels recede, we do expect that natural processes will eventually allow...

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Flood Watch – Essex Region until 9:00am July 1, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that a line of strong thunderstorms is predicted to move through the Essex Region over the next few hours. These storms may include flooding downpours with rainfall amounts of 25 to 50 mm and wind gusts of 60 to 80 km/hr. The potential for flooding exists throughout the region especially in low-lying areas adjacent to and within floodplain areas of all major waterways and shoreline areas. People...

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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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