Detroit River Family Fishing Day - July 8th!
In partnership with Caesars Windsor Cares, the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup is hosting a Learn to Fish event! This inaugural event takes place during Ontario Family Fishing Event week when residents can fish in Ontario waters without the mandatory license.

Join expert anglers from the community and Just Fishin' Friends for a fun morning on the river. Fishing equipment will be available to use for free and there will be displays, giveaways, prizes, and more!

Participants are encouraged to bring their own rods (if they have them), folding chairs, a hat, sunscreen/bug spray, reusable water bottle, snacks and plenty of patience while waiting for a bite!
  • Event Location: Assumption Park, Windsor. 
  • Date and Time: July 8th 2017, 8am - 1pm
  • Limited number of fishing rods available. For groups of 5 or more please contact us in advance by calling 519-982-3722
  • Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or legal guardian who will be required to sign a waiver and release form on site for each participating child.
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Sharing Stories from the River at the Annual Detroit River Evening
Many thanks to everyone who came out to the Detroit River Evening on June 21st at the beautiful Windsor Yacht Club. We would also like to thank all of the presenters who provided updates including the work being done on Lake Sturgeon research and the launch of the Detroit River Delist AOC Metadata and Mapping System tool.

The evening ended with a special presentation by Marty Gervais, an award winning journalist, photographer, poet, playwright, historian, editor and teac her. His stories about the Detroit River were fascinating and showed that the river does define the Windsor Essex community in it's cultural, social, historical and natural heritage significance. For more details and pictures of the evening, check out the article on our website here.
DRCC Annual Report 2016/17
The DRCC has published the 2016/17 annual report highlighting our updated BUI status, monitoring and research projects, information about Lake Sturgeon research and our outreach impacts. Download your copy here!  
DRCC's Eco Adventure to Peche Island
DRCC partners went on an Eco Adventure hosted by Windsor Adventure Inc. to Peche Island on June 21 2017. The group included representatives from the DRCC, Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Friends of the Detroit River, DRCC PAC, Essex Region Conservation, and individuals who are actively involved in restoring the Detroit River. It gave us a chance to see some of the projects and research up close and firsthand. To see more photos on our website - click here.

View the Eco Adventure Video  here.
DRCC Pathway to Delisting 2016/17
The DRCC has published the 2016/17 Pathway to Delisting. This document outlines the remaining actions necessary to delist the Canadian side of the Detroit River as an Area of Concern. The Pathway to Delisting will be updated annually, as it is a living work plan. Download your copy here!  
Canadian Heritage Rivers 'Eau Canada' Canada150 Video
June 11 was Canadian Rivers Day. To celebrate, the Canadian Heritage Rivers System released their Canada150 Project: Eau Canada! Take a look and spot the Detroit River, Essex Region Conservation, Windsor Adventure Inc. and the DRCC in the video!
Eau Canada Paddling Day
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 hosted free paddling events throughout the Detroit River watershed on Sunday, June 4. Over 200 individuals were out on the Detroit River as a result!  The DRCC would like to thank the Canadian Heritage Rivers System as well as the Essex Region Conservation Authority for providing the opportunity to the community. As well, many thanks to Windsor Adventure Inc., Paddle Anywhere and River Canard Canoe Co. for their accommodations and getting people into the river! Also, big thanks to CTV Windsor for covering the Turkey Creek Cleanup. Check out the video online, the story starts at the 6 minute mark.
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The Detroit River 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. 
Detroit River Family Fishing Day
July 8 2017, Assumption Park, Windsor ON. 8:00am to 1pm   
Join the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup (DRCC), Caesars Windsor Cares and Just Fishin' Friends at Assumption Park for a family friendly fishing event. Free fishing equipment available for use and free bait! There will be displays, giveaways and prizes! For more information please visit
Citizens Environmental Alliance State of the Detroit River Boat Tour
July 8 2017, Windsor ON. 12pm to 4pm.  
Expert narration about the Detroit River's environmental hot spots
and unique fish and wildlife habitats. T his boat tour includes lunch and a cash bar. Registration is $35 CAN/ $30 US on CEA website. Contact for more information.
Science Saturday
Saturday July 8th 2017, Belle Isle Aquarium, 12pm to 3pm, Detroit, MI   
Allow guest speakers to lead you on an interesting science journey at Science Saturday! Lectures will be twenty minutes in length each and are held at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Come and learn something new! For more information please e-mail info@belleisleconservancy.rg or visit their website here for past presentations.
Full Moon Float
Friday July 9th 2017, River Canard Canoe Co., 9350 Malden Road, LaSalle. Starts at 9:30pm.  
Full Moon Float - experience the moon over the Canard River as you paddle the quiet silk waters - bullfrogs, owls and other species fill the night sky. Join the river guides for this remarkable experience. Special rates of $20.00 for all canoe or kayaks. Call 519-734-8558 for more information.
Detroit Kite Festival
Sunday July 16th 2017, Belle Isle Park, 10am to 4pm, Detroit, MI   
The Detroit Kite Festival will take place July 16th, 2017 on Belle Isle. It's completely free, and no tickets are necessary. It will feature on-site kite making and kite-related activities, professional kite flyers, and education about kites in different cultures with participation from local businesses and organizations. In addition to the day-of festivities, there will be a series of kite making workshops and events from April through July. These will take place across the city and engage with various youth-focused organizations. For more information visit the event page
Stewardship Saturday
Saturday July 15th 2017, Belle Isle Park, 9am to 12pm, Detroit, MI   
Join the DNR and Belle Isle Conservancy for Stewardship Saturdays. The May and June project will include searching for and pulling a non-native, invasive woodland weed called garlic mustard to restore the rare wet mesic flatwoods forest on the island. For questions or more information please e-mail Laurel Malvitz-Draper, DNR Resource Steward for the Stewardship Unit at *Location: Meet on Central Avenue, just east of Portage Way (FYI, this street is listed as Meadow Rd in google maps*
Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee Meeting
Thursday July 20th 2017, 9:00am to 11:00am, Belle Isle Nature Zoo, Flynn Pavilion - Near Intersection of Picnic Way & Loiter Way, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI, 48207
Please see their website for past agendas, meeting minutes, and additional information!
Essex Region Conservation Foundation Golf Tournament
July 20th 2017, Pointe West Golf Club, 12:30pm to 6:00pm 
All proceeds from this tournament will continue to support the protection of the significant natural resources of the Essex Region.  As a result of past success, the Chrysler Canada Greenway, Spring Garden Complex and LaSalle Woods have been protected for generations to come. This year's tournament will happen at Pointe West Golf Club with a shotgun start at 12:30pm. Teams of four welcome. Individual golfers will be placed in a foursome. Register online at
Explore the Shore
Friday July 29th 2017, various locations along County Road 50 
Explore Canada's South Coast along County Road 50 as businesses open their doors for a weekend of fun! Visit the John R. Park Homestead, Cedar Beach, and Holiday Beach Conservation Area for free admission. More details at
Job Postings
These postings are for jobs at various locations with varying deadlines. Please click on the job title to view job details. Contact the listed agency in the job ad for more information. 

The DRCC initiative 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 main goal is to remove the River from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern.