ERCA Gathering Information on Greenway Uses

Monday, July 9, 2018

Gravel trail

Essex Region Conservation is hoping to hear from a variety of Greenway user groups on the matter of expanding horse back riding on the Greenway Trail System.

“Some equestrians have approached ERCA about expanding the sections of trail upon which horses are permitted,” explains Kevin Money, ERCA’s Director of Conservation Services. “We want to hear from all user groups in order to ensure we are making a balanced decision.”

Presently, horses are permitted on rural sections of the Chrysler Canada Greenway. The rules for horseback use are that horses riders must use the grassed area to the side of the trail and clean up their horse droppings.

The new Cypher Systems Group Greenway, which stretches 26 kilometres from Essex to Amherstburg, does not currently permit horse use.  “The Cypher Systems Group Greenway was just opened last year, and the trail needed an opportunity to settle prior to considering horse use. Currently, we are researching rules, design and maintenance standards of other trail owners such as municipalities and Conservation Authorities to help with the decision making process.”

ERCA is thankful to all trail users for their valuable input.  Please click here to take the survey.

 


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Canada Day Closures

The ERCA offices and the John R. Park Homestead Museum & Conservation Centre will be closed on July 1 in observance of Canada Day. Wishing everyone a Happy Canada Day!

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Essex Region Conservation Authority to Meet

 Essex Region –The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) will hold its regularly scheduled Board of Directors’ meeting at the Essex County Civic and Education Centre on Thursday, June 23 at…

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