Flood Warning in effect until October 13

Posted on October 11, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that flooding is occurring along portions of the shoreline in the Municipality of Leamington located between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee National Park. Due to continuing winds out of the east/northeast blowing at 30 to 50 km/hr, with gusts to 60 km/hr, flooding is presently occurring within the Cotterie Park Road area. In the affected area, portions of the travelled road surface and private lands are covered with water. Flooding, shoreline erosion and damaging waves may also impact other...

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Stunning new cottage opened at Holiday Beach

Posted on October 4, 2017

Holiday Beach Conservation Area, a worldwide destination for birders each fall, has a new cottage available to rent. “Our new cottage is exquisitely designed for couples or families,” reports Kevin Money, ERCA’s Director of Conservation Services. “Located in the heart of a mature Carolinian forest, this waterfront is steps away from Lake Erie’s sandy beach, with breathtaking views.” This property is the only cottage within the Conservation Area, and features a high level of privacy. The modern design can sleep up to 10 guests,...

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John R. Park Homestead Launches Junior Curator’s Club

Posted on September 26, 2017

Essex– The John R. Park Homestead is launching a new, engaging program for area youth – The Junior Curator’s Club. The museum’s newest program is designed to be an interactive and exciting opportunity for young people aged 11-14 who are interested in getting behind-the-scenes with Conservation and Cultural Heritage. Junior Curators will delve into the museum world first-hand as they learn about the tools and practices of museum technicians at the award-winning Homestead.  Through the four-week program, participants will hone their...

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Greenway Improvements Underway

Posted on September 6, 2017

Essex Region – The Essex Region Conservation Authority will be closing sections of the Chrysler Canada Greenway over the next four weeks as grading and resurfacing improvements to the trail take place. “Thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we will be undertaking a complete resurfacing of the nearly 50 kilometers of Greenway stretching from Tecumseh to Harrow, through Kingsville and ultimately to Ruthven,” reports Kevin Money, ERCA’s Director of Conservation Services.  During this work, sections of the greenway...

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Flood Warning continues for Windsor & LaSalle

Posted on August 29, 2017

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, the watch issued for the Region has been reinstated as a WARNING for areas of Windsor and LaSalle which are currently receiving significant rainfall. Rainfall amounts are surpassing storm drain capacities for areas throughout the western regions of the city and town. Additional precipitation is forecasted as potential thunderstorm activity. Existing standing water may remain for a significant additional time frame. There will be additional isolated roadway areas that may experience...

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Flood Warning in Effect Until August 30

Posted on August 29, 2017

Please be advised, this Flood Warning has been downgraded to a Flood Watch in the affected areas. The floodwater, which was over various roadways throughout the region this morning, has receded. The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that there is water over roadways at various locations throughout the region. Isolated heavy thunderstorms through the evening hours have caused local drainage infrastructure to be overwhelmed with run-off resulting from those isolated heavy downpours. The areas most significantly impacted are roadways...

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Festival of Hawks returns to Holiday Beach Conservation Area

Posted on August 28, 2017

Amherstburg– All eyes will be on the skies this September as local birders and nature lovers take in one of North America’s greatest migrations. These watchers will call the Holiday Beach Conservation Area home as they take in a grand spectacle: tens of thousands of hawks and raptors flying overhead on their annual journey to nesting grounds in the south. In recognition of the amazing sight, Essex Region Conservation, in partnership with the Holiday Beach Migration Observatory (HBMO), will host the 2017 Festival of Hawks. The festival,...

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Homestead to Celebrate Lost Arts Festival  

Posted on August 8, 2017

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 of doing things the old-fashioned way in celebration of its 175th anniversary. Watch as the...

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Eclipse Viewing Event at John R. Park Homestead

Posted on August 2, 2017

 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 cover the sun, will stretch from Oregon on the West Coast to South Carolina on the East Coast....

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High Lake Levels Impacting Holiday Beach

Posted on July 12, 2017

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 the beach to be restored.” “There are still many other wonderful experiences available at the...

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