In accordance with public health guidelines, the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup (DRCC) office remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you need to reach the DRCC, we can be reached via e-mail or telephone at (519) 982-3722.
DRCC presents: Ecohighway
Come celebrate World Wildlife Day with us at our annual film screening!

This year, we are showing Ecohighway, a film about actions, challenges, and lessons learned in protecting species at risk in the construction of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor, Ontario. The screening will take place virtually on March 3, 2021 on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. The film will begin at 6:00 pm and a panel discussion will follow. 

The film screening is free, but registration is required.
Sneak peek at Earth Day
Join the Detroit River Coalition in celebration of Earth Day by participating in COVID-friendly events happening along the Detroit River from April 17-24.

Choose your own adventure:
  • Attend our virtual kick-off event!
  • Tune into a virtual event
  • Participate in our art contest
  • Join a group clean-up on April 24 (U.S. side of the river only)
  • Pick a clean-up location along the Iron Belle Trail at a day and time that works for you. (U.S. side of the river only)
Windsor Assembly Plant's Coping with COVID: Environmental Artwork Contest
Stress Bust Using Your Creativity!

Our friends at the Windsor Assembly Plant are hosting an art contest! Please see the details below.

The contest is open to all Windsor Assembly Plant employees (hourly, salary or contractor).  

Families and friends of employees are welcome to participate. Four community hours per project will be given to students. Four project submissions can be submitted per student. Double credits will be given for art featuring the genus of trees we have here at WAP including maples, oaks and/or cedars! There will also be door prizes for employees.

All environmentally themed art forms are accepted. Photography, painting, sculpting, music (send photos of the lyrics or short recording), culinary arts using organics or non-GMO ingredients even outdoor yoga!

Contest runs February 1 to March 31 2021.

Send photos of your creations to Allison Kozolanka, WAP Joint Workplace Environment Committee rep. for Local 444 Unifor at:
Public Perception of Severe Summertime Weather Information in Southwestern Ontario
A study is being conducted by Laurier University to assess public perceptions of severe weather information through scenarios of increasingly urgent severe weather information while attending or planning to attend a large outdoor public event in Windsor/Essex county during the summer.

Participants are asked to comment to the best of their ability, without the use of any external sources, on their current severe weather information knowledge, use of different forms of weather communication, and their willingness to attend or continue attending a large outdoor public event based on increasingly urgent severe weather information. The study will take about 10 minutes to complete. Data from approximately 120-150 research participants of different ages (18+), genders, and education levels will be collected for this study.
Dates worth mentioning
International Day of Action for Rivers - March 14
The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day dedicated to solidarity – when diverse communities around the world come together with one voice to say that our rivers matter. 
World Water Day - March 22
World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. The theme for 2021 is valuing water. Water means different things to different people and this years World Water Day is acknowledging this.
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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.  
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.