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A close up of a red tailed hawk
Friday, September 10, 2021

Festival of Hawks Returns to Holiday Beach

Amherstburg– All eyes will be on the skies this September as local birders and nature lovers take in one of North America’s greatest migrations. Tens of thousands of hawks and…

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Essex Region Conservation Authority to Meet

Essex Region –The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) will hold its regularly scheduled Board of Directors’ meeting digitally on Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 pm. Agenda items include: Floodplain Prioritization…

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a couple cycling on the greenway
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Essex Region Conservation Bike Tour Returns

Essex Region – After hosting a virtual event in 2020, the Essex Region Conservation Foundation is ready to welcome hundreds of cyclists to enjoy the “Place for Life” by bike…

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Image: Service Disruption
Monday, July 19, 2021

Service Disruption: Cypher Systems Group Greenway

Service Disruption: Please note that the Cypher Systems Group Greenway from Highway 3 to Thomas Street in Essex Centre will be closed as the Town of Essex performs Rush Drain…

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Photo of 2. Deputy Prime Minister Herb Gray and Minister of Canadian Heritage Sheila Copps unveiling plaque to designate the Detroit River as a Canadian Heritage River on July 19, 2001
Monday, July 19, 2021

Detroit River Celebrates 20 Years as a Canadian Heritage River

Windsor, ON –  It’s hard to believe that two decades have passed since the Detroit River became the first and only river in North America to be designated as a…

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Drinking Water Protection Zone sign
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Essex Region Source Protection Authority Releases Invitation for Expressions of Interest for the Essex Region Source Protection Committee (SPC)

The Essex Region Source Protection Committee was created Under Ontario Regulation 288/07, Clean Water Act, 2006 to develop a Source Protection Plan to protect drinking water sources in the Essex…

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Dignitaries cut the ribbin in front of the new Heritage Centre
Friday, July 2, 2021

Grand Opening for Heritage & Conservation Centre at John R. Park Homestead

  Essex, ON –  A small group of dignitaries gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new Heritage & Conservation Centre at the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area….

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the heritage centre building in early summer
Friday, June 18, 2021

Zekelman Foundation Supports Kids’ Learning at Heritage & Conservation Centre

Essex – The Stephanie and Barry Zekelman Foundation, which made the lead donation to the Heritage and Conservation Centre at the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, has made another…

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Essex Region Conservation Authority Meeting

Essex Region –The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) will hold its regularly scheduled Board of Directors’ meeting digitally on Thursday, June 17 at 6:00 pm. Agenda items include: Conservation Ontario:…

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Holiday Beach
Friday, June 11, 2021

Essex Region – With lake levels beginning to recede, the beach at Holiday Beach reopens for swimming this weekend. “For the past three years, unprecedented lake levels resulted in such…

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