FCA Windsor Assembly Plant Celebrates Conservation Certification by Expanding Grand Marais Meadow

Friday, October 12, 2018

Satellite image, showing parking location of FCA Meadow.

Windsor – On Sunday, October 14th, FCA Windsor Assembly Plant’s Joint Workplace Environment Committee (JWEC) will team up with the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) and the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup (DRCC) to create more meadow habitat. Continuing with its quest for World Class status, the FCA Windsor Assembly Plant recently applied for and obtained Conservation Certification under the Urban Habitat Restoration category with the Wildlife Habitat Council.

Over the past 11 years, Unifor Local 444 and FCA Canada management staff from the Windsor Assembly Plant have planted over 1,000 native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers at various sites around the facility for pollinators and other wildlife. Restoration efforts have been possible due to funding support through the DRCC and planting expertise by ERCA. This decade-long partnership has contributed significantly to restoration efforts in the Detroit River watershed.

“In our quest for Gold Plant status within the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) system, the environment is an important part of managing our footprint,” says Dan Mustac, Windsor Assembly Plant Environment Pillar Lead. “We continue to help support the unique biodiversity of the region. The FCA Windsor Assembly Plant is committed to greening the community, and this 11th anniversary planting represents another step in this endeavour, and we are all excited to partner in this ongoing effort.”

The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup implements the Remedial Action Plan on behalf of a community-based partnership between the government (federal, provincial, municipal), local industries, researchers, environmental organizations, and citizens working together to protect, restore, and enhance the Detroit River ecosystem.

For more than four decades, Essex Region Conservation has been sustaining and enriching the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.

For over 20 years, the Joint Workplace Environment Committee has been engaging Windsor Assembly Plant Employees about the Environment and its importance to us all.


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