Windsor/Essex – In a continued effort to proactively respond to the public health guidelines for preventative action related to COVID-19, Essex Region Conservation announces the following updates to our facilities:
- In accordance with best practices being implemented by municipal, provincial and national parks, portable washroom facilities will be removed from our Conservation Areas. The washrooms at Holiday Beach Conservation Area have not yet opened for the season, and will remain closed until further notice. The Visitor Centre at the John R. Park Homestead and its washroom facilities will remain closed to the public.
The following changes to operations and programs remain in effect:
- All programming will be cancelled until April 5, 2020. This includes public and private school programming, festivals and events, and workshops.
- All essential services including our Flood Forecasting and Warning remain active.
- ERCA offices at 360 Fairview Avenue West will continue modified operations. Inquiries can be made over the phone and by email. However, we will be closed to walk-in visits until further notice.
- Staff will continue to review applications and issue permits as efficiently as possible, under modified working conditions.
- Outdoor conservation areas and trails will continue to be open from dawn to dusk, but indoor facilities such as the John R. Park Homestead will be closed.
- Cottage Rentals at Holiday Beach Conservation Area will continue as usual, but with enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols.
- Staff returning after March 13 from any travel outside Canada have been directed to self-isolate according to public health directions.
Since 1973, Essex Region Conservation has been enriching and sustaining our region as the Place for Life.