October 2013
A monthly newsletter to keep you informed about the Detroit River.

Message from the Coordinator

Thank you for making Peche Island Day such a huge success! It was definitely our best-attended event yet with over 500 people participating. Wow! Stay tuned...we have one more great event for you before the winter: our annual film screening! Keep an eye out for an announcement and more details in the upcoming weeks. 


As always, we love to hear from you. If you have any upcoming events, questions, or feedback, please email [email protected]

Natalie Green, M.Sc.
Detroit River Remedial Action Plan Coordinator

Our best Peche Island yet!
PID 2009 by Glen Garant Peche Island Day 2013 was record setting with 545 visitors to the City's beautiful island gem on the Detroit River! 

A sincere thank you to all of those who attended, volunteered and helped organize this great event on the Detroit River. We couldn't have done it without you!

Read more about Peche Island here:



This event is made possible thanks to funding support from Environment Canada and the Ministry of the Environment to the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup. 

State of the Strait 2013: Setting Ecological Endpoints and Restoration Targets for the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie

State of the Strait 

Please join us on October 28 at the University of Windsor (CAW Student Centre) for the 2013 State of the Strait Conference. The theme of this year's meeting is "Setting Ecological Endpoints and Restoration Targets". The meeting will run from 8 am to 5 pm, followed by a reception


The State of the Strait is a binational (Canada-United States) collaboration that brings together government managers, researchers, students, environmental and conservation organizations, and concerned citizens. Participants work to understand historical ecosystem conditions and assess current ecosystem status in order to achieve a better future for the Detroit River and western Lake Erie.


There is NO COST to attend but registration is mandatory. Deadline for registration October 21.  


For more information and to register for the meeting, please visit www.stateofthestrait.org.
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Upcoming Events
Save the date for these great local events! Please ensure you contact the organizer for more information.
Monday, October 7: 4:30 pm
Windsor Airport Conference Room

Join the Public Advisory Council (PAC) of the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup for a meeting to discuss Detroit River issues. The PAC provides a venue for the public to contribute to the restoration and protection of the Detroit River Area of Concern by promoting community involvement in the Remedial Action Plan, reviewing DRCC reports, lobbying local and senior levels of government for Detroit River issues and serving as the public's voice on DRCC committees.

Refreshments are provided. Please RSVP by email to Natalie Green if you plan on attending or for more information (agenda, parking info, etc.).
Monday, October 14: Noon to 4 pm
Ojibway Nature Centre, Windsor

Celebrate fall with guided prairie and fall colour hikes, discovery kits, creature features and more!
Free Admission. For more information call 519-966-5852 or visit www.ojibway.ca 

October 24: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Villanova High School, LaSalle


Come out & help coordinate stewardship activities and events in the Canard River watershed.  New members always welcome. Please meet at Villanova High School, in the library. For more information, please contact Caroline Biribauer, Community Outreach Coordinator, Essex Region Conservation Authority. 
Various Dates and Locations: see details below

A series of morning field trips to observe the incredible variety of birds that migrate through Southwestern Ontario each fall. Saturday morning field trips (8:30 am - noon) to Point Pelee and Holiday Beach.
$15 each (dates are tentative)
  1. Oct 05, (Saturday) meet at the Delaurier parking lot, Point Pelee.
  2. Oct 19, (Saturday) meet at the Tip parking lot, Point Pelee
  3. Nov 02, (Saturday) meet at the Tip parking lot, Point Pelee
  4. Nov 16, (Saturday) meet at the Hawk Tower, Holiday Beach C.A.
  5. Dec 01, (SUNDAY) meet at the Tip parking lot, Point Pelee

For more information, call 519-966-5852 or visit www.ojibway.ca   


Wednesday, November 6: 7 pm

SIlverCity Windsor, 4611 Walker Road 

Save the date and stay tuned for more details coming soon! 
Job Postings
Job postings graphic These postings are for jobs at various locations with varying deadlines. Please click on the job title to view job details. Contact the listed agency in the job ad for more information.Note: the links will expire after the deadline has passed.    
  • Regulations Officer- Conservation Halton (Burlington, ON)
    Deadline: October 16, 2013

  • Senior Property Agent- Toronto and  Region Conservation Authority (Downsview, ON)
    Deadline: October 13, 2013 

  • Biologist - MMM Group (Thornhill, ON)
    Deadline: not specified