Heritage Interpreter

Posted on May 16, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is seeking two:  Heritage Interpreters

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Heritage Events Assistant

Posted on May 16, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is seeking a:  Heritage Events Assistant

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Paddling events to highlight Detroit River Watershed

Posted on May 8, 2017

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 event is perfect for those who don’t typically get the chance to explore these waterways,”...

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Flood Watch Update

Posted on May 5, 2017

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 mm of rainfall through Saturday, the potential for flooding exists throughout the entire region...

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Flood Warning for Leamington

Posted on May 4, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, the previously issued FLOOD WATCH (issued at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017) has been upgraded to a FLOOD WARNING for portions of the Municipality of Leamington. Due to continuing winds out of the northeast blowing at 30 kph and gusting to 40 kph, flooding is occurring within the Cotterie Park Road area. In the affected area, portions of the traveled road surface and private lands are covered with water. Flooding, shoreline erosion and damaging waves may also impact other shoreline areas...

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Flood Watch: In effect until May 6, 9am

Posted on May 3, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to the wet ground conditions, and current forecasts predicting total rainfall amounts of 45 mm to 55 mm, starting early tomorrow morning through to Friday afternoon, 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. There is also the potential for isolated thunderstorms with this system. Due to current forecasts predicting winds for tomorrow (Thursday, May 4, 2017)...

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Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook

Posted on May 3, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, although current conditions provide for an element of drying time, the current saturated state of the region allows for standing water and or flooding to occur anywhere within the region with even light amounts of rainfall. Property owners are advised to inspect their properties today and ensure that all drainage outlets are functioning and not blocked or encumbered by debris or other materials. Current forecasts have identified the potential for heavy regional rainfall over the next two...

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Flood Warning: Effective until May 3, 9am

Posted on May 2, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, the previously issued Flood Watch has been upgraded to a Flood Warning for portions of the Municipality of Leamington. Due to continuing winds out of the west and southwest blowing at 40 kph and gusting to 60 kph, flooding is occurring along portions of Robson Road and Point Pelee Drive. In the affected areas, portions of the traveled road surface and private lands are covered with water. The public is advised to avoid these areas. People who must access these areas are advised to use...

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Flood Watch: Effective until May 3, 9am

Posted on May 2, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, due to predicted winds out of the west and southwest blowing at 40 kph and gusting to 60 kph, the possibility of shoreline erosion and flooding resulting from wave overtopping breakwalls and resulting spray exists within the region particularly for areas in the east limit of the Town of Essex, the Town of Kingsville and the western portions of the Municipality of Leamington, west of Point Pelee National Park and the west side of Pelee Island. There are reports of wave overtopping for...

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Cypher Systems Group Greenway Celebrates Grand Opening

Posted on April 27, 2017

  Dozens of walkers, cyclists and trail enthusiasts joined representatives from the Cypher Systems Group and Essex Region Conservation to celebrate the grand opening of the Cypher Systems Group Greenway. The abandoned rail line was first donated to the Essex Region Conservation Foundation in 2003.  In 2012, the Foundation launched its TrailON! campaign, which raised over $1 million dollars to undertake trail development.  The Cypher Systems Group Greenway stretches 22 kilometres, from the urban centre of Essex to the Town of Amherstburg...

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