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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Shorebirds Flock to Hillman Marsh in May

Posted on April 26, 2017

Bird enthusiasts from around the world make Leamington, Ontario one of their bucket list destinations each May, and Hillman Marsh is ready to greet these guests from May 1 – 22 at the new and improved Shorebird Celebration. “Building on the successes of our partnership with the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO), we have expanded the Shorebird Celebration to six days per week over a three week period,” explains Danielle Breault Stuebing, ERCA’s Director of Communications and Outreach Services.  “Experts from OFO will be at the...

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Service Disruption: Temporary Closure of Greenway near Kingsville Golf Course

Posted on April 21, 2017

Service Disruption: Chrysler Canada Greenway between Kingsville Golf Course & McCain Side Road temporarily closed. Erosion from rainfall could impact safety.

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SCAR announces pro-am contest

Posted on April 20, 2017

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 long-time adventure athlete and Get Out There magazine race correspondent, will provide all contest entrants weekly...

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Teen Ranger Registration Open for Summer Program

Posted on April 6, 2017

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. “Program graduates will have an enhanced appreciation for all that makes this region the place for life,...

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