Christmas in the Country

October 2018

Crowd observing horserider
Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Harvest & Horses Festival

John R. Park Homestead
Cost: Various

Celebrate the fall harvest season on the farm. Listen to ghost stories in the Homestead attic Try some corn husk crafts See how apple cider is made Meet the horses...

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Students walk in single file along the boardwalk at Hillman Marsh.
Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Hillman Marsh Nature Hike

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area
Cost: FREE

Join Essex Region Conservation and experts from the Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club on a nature hike at Hillman Marsh Conservation Area! Meet at the parking lot for 6pm, hike...

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John R Park Homestead at night covered in snow
Friday, October 19th, 2018

John R. Park After Dark – Tragic Tales & Pioneer Perils

John R. Park Homestead
Cost: $15

Join costumed guides and step back in time to walk in the footsteps of people from the past. These dark, but true, stories will lead you to appreciate the many...

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Volunteers planting trees in a field
Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Windsor TD Tree Day Community Planting

Aspen Lake
Cost: FREE

Join ERCA, the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Little River Enhancement Group and the City of Windsor as we plant 300 trees in the Little...

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November 2018

ERCA employee looking through binoculars while standing in a marsh.
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Marsh Monitoring Advanced Training Workshop

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area
Cost: FREE

Did you help collect important amphibian and aquatic bird data this year for Bird Studies Canada in Windsor-Essex County? We would like to hear from you! Bird Studies Canada (BSC),...

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Volunteers planting trees in a grassy field
Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Leamington TD Tree Day Community Planting in Lebo Creek Watershed

Lebo Creek
Cost: FREE

Join ERCA and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation as we plant 150 trees in the Lebo Creek watershed!  As TD’s flagship volunteer and urban greening program, TD Tree Days...

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Hillman marsh
Saturday, November 10th, 2018

The Dennis B. Chase Smile Walk for Optimism & Conservation

Cost: $10.00

  This annual walkathon has been created to support the Essex Region Conservation Authority, in honour of a man who left the world a better place by nurturing personal relationships...

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People dressed in santa suits running down street
Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Super Santa 5K Run/Walk

Amherstburg
Cost: Pricing dependant on registration

Thanks to everyone who walked and ran in support of conservation in the #PlaceforLife!  Results are posted here. Hope to see you next year. Walk or run 5km dressed as...

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Christmas wreaths being made on a table.
Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Deck the Holidays Workshop

John R. Park Homestead
Cost: $30.00

Ring in the holiday season with a hands-on wreath making workshop using natural materials form the forest and farm. Workshop fee includes: Materials and instruction Mug of cider or cocoa...

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December 2018

Horsedrawn carriage being pulled past John R Park Homestead
Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Christmas in the Country

John R. Park Homestead
Cost: Various

See the Homestead in its holiday splendour. The pioneer house and grounds are decorated with materials gathered from the farm and forest. Warm up with mulled cider and roasted chestnuts....

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