Restrictions on Dredging Activities no longer Impaired in the Detroit River Area of Concern!
The DRCC is pleased to announce the re-designation of the Restrictions on Dredging Activities Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) to 'Not Impaired'!

Regular dredging occurs every three to four years within one area of the Canadian Lower Detroit River to maintain required water depth for commercial navigation. Options for beneficial reuse of the material are limited and the sediment is disposed of in a confined disposal facility in accordance with provincial guidelines. Since regulatory o v ersight in navigational dredging activities is achieved through the federal and/or provincial environmental protection legislation and approval processes, the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup recommended that the Restrictions on Dredging Activities BUI is no longer impaired.  
   
In accordance with the provisions in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks completed a comprehensive review of our report and agreed with the recommendation to re-designate to 'not impaired'.  
 
This exciting development brings us another step closer toward our shared goal of delisting the Detroit River Area of Concern. 
Little River Pollution Control Plant Open House!
Saturday, June 1st 10am-2pm

Thanks Forests Ontario!
On May 11th, more than 100 volunteers "dug in" to the warmer weather than with a family fun tree planting with Forests Ontario, ERCA, Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, and The City of Windsor. Volunteers planted more than 150 trees at the city's former wood recycling yard on Cherry Blossom Drive marking the start of a revitalization project for this property.
 
DRCC Public Advisory Council and Education and Public Involvement Work Group Meeting  
June 26 2019, 4:30pm, Riverside Library, 6305 Wyandotte St E, Windsor 
The DRCC Public Advisory Council and Education and Public Involvement Work Group will be meeting on June 26 2019 at the Riverside Library.    
 
RSVP required. For more information or for a meeting agenda, please contact us at postmaster@detroitriver.ca.  
CEA Boat Tour Needs Your Support!
The Citizens Environment Alliance's State of the Detroit River Boat
Tour is an annual event that combines sight-seeing with educational awareness of local environmental concerns.  
 
Unfortunately, CEA's signature annual educational event is under threat of cancellation. Sponsors are needed to make this event an affordable experience.  
 
Time is running out. If you think you can help, or know someone who can, please provide names or contact information so we can begin a dialogue. Contact CEA at 519-973-1116 or ceaadmin@cogeco.net
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The Detroit River and Great Lakes in the news. Here are some links to articles that may pique your interest. Click the link  to read on.  
Upcoming Events  
Save the date for these great local events! Contact the organizer for more information. 
Dark Sky Night 
June 1 2019, 7:30pm - 11:59pm Point Pelee National Park, 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, ON 
Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing. Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening. The park is open until midnight, unless otherwise stated. Visitor Centre Parking Lot.
 
For more information please contact  pc.pelee.info.pc@canada.ca.
Sunset Paddle 
June 7 2019, 8:30pm - 10:00pm Point Pelee National Park, 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, ON 
Have you ever enjoyed a paddle of the marsh at night? Here's your chance. Join Pelee Wings Paddlesports for an evening paddle through the marsh and explore it like few others have. Paddling not your speed? Join park staff for a stroll around the boardwalk and learn how we study the natural world after dark. You'll have the chance to become part of our marsh monitoring program and hear just how active the marsh is at night. Staff from Pelee Wings will lead an evening paddle through the marsh. Pre-registration is required.  
 
To reserve a kayak, please call Pelee Wings Paddlesports at 519-326-5193. Fees apply.
To reserve a spot on the freighter canoe, call the park at 519-322-2365 ext 0. Space is limited, register early. Freighter canoe fee: $14.60 per person plus admission.
To reserve a canoe call the Friends of Point Pelee at: 519-326-6173. Fees apply.

For more information please contact  pc.pelee.info.pc@canada.ca.
Essex County Nature Meeting
Wednesday June 12 2019, 7:30pm, Ojibway Nature Centre, 5200 Matchette Road, Windsor, ON.  
Join the club for a presentation from Larry Cornelis who will discuss native plants and pollinators!
Milkweed for Monarchs  
June 15 2019, 9:00am - 11:00am Northwest Beach, Point Pelee National Park
Help create Monarch habitat! Lend a hand planting milkweed at the Milkweed for Monarchs event. No planting experience necessary! Groups are welcome to volunteer. Registration is required for individuals and groups. Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy closed-toe shoes that you don't mind getting dirty.
 
Bring water in a reusable container.
Remember to wear sunscreen.
Gloves and shovels are provided.
Plantings happen rain or shine but not in thunderstorms. Please dress for the weather.
High school volunteer hours may be acquired   
 
For more information please contact 519-322-2365 or pc.pelee.info.pc@canada.ca.
WECEC Green Speaker Series with Charles Montgomery   
June 18 2019, 7:00pm, Augustus Ballroom, Caesar's Windsor, 77 Riverside Dr E, Windsor 
 
Citizen Science Tree Survey
June 22 2019, Green space near Florence Ave and Wyandotte Street East, Windsor 
We are looking for individuals who want to gain field experience collecting data from  a sample of the Earth Day trees planted in spring 2019. This event will take place on Saturday June 22 2019 from 10am to 2pm at the green space near Florence Avenue and Wyandotte Street east in Windsor. Parking is available at the Sand Point Beach parking lot off Riverside Drive, then walk south down the Ganatchio Trail towards Wyandotte Street.

Volunteers should bring their snacks/lunch and re-usable water bottle and wear weather appropriate clothing. Long pants and shirts are recommended with sturdy close-toed footwear.  High school students who would like to earn volunteer hours should bring their paperwork along.
Spots for this workshop are limited and pre-registration is required.

For questions about the event, call Gina at 519-776-5209 ext. 245.


The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup is a partnership between government, industry, academics, as well as environmental and community organizations that work together to improve the Detroit River ecosystem through a Remedial Action Plan. Our goal is to remove the Detroit River from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern.