Conservation Foundation celebrates 40 years and launches Place For Life Campaign

Posted on June 27, 2017

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 members to  join in the momentum to embrace this place to make it our home, for life. “Forty years...

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UNION GAS HELPS Connect students to nature

Posted on June 23, 2017

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 map courses, hawk banding and stream table experiments at regional Conservation Areas.  More than...

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Flood Outlook – Leamington (to June 26, 2017)

Posted on June 23, 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 shoreline of Pelee Island and along the shoreline of the Municipality of Leamington from the tip of...

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Rotary (1918) Centennial Hub To Connect Regional Trails  

Posted on June 20, 2017

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 is undertaking several legacy projects to mark this momentous occasion.  “In searching for legacy...

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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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