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Registration Opens for Super Santa Run

Join in the jolly fun and make this your new holiday tradition! Run a 5k race dressed like Santa and the suit is yours to keep.  The Super Santa Run supports the Essex Region Conservation Foundation.  Click here to register today! See previous year’s photos here. All participants will receive a full Santa Suit - jacket, pants, hat, beard and belt. Remember to keep your Santa Suit for the following years, to receive an entry fee discount.  If you have a suit from last year emailstomkins@erc
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Trail On! Campaign Gets Big Boost with Canada 150 Funding

MP Jeff Watson announces $500,000 for trail development  Essex – The Federal government today announced $500,000 in funding to complete one of our region’s most anticipated trail projects.  The funding, from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, was granted to the Essex Region Conservation Foundation to go towards developing the Essex-Amherstburg Greenway. “The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will preserve and improve our community infrastructure, so that Canadians and the
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Union Gas

Union Gas Supports Essex Region Conservation Foundation With $4,000 Grant

Union Gas helps local area students reconnect with nature through a $4,000 grant to support Essex Region Conservation Authority’s Nature in Education Program, a hands-on study course that teaches students about cultural heritage, habitats, water, and wildlife using environmental science-based studies. The Nature in Education Program, linked to the Ontario curriculum, is aimed at students from senior kindergarten to Grade 12, and includes field activities such as map courses, hawk banding and str
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David Suzuki Book Tour: SOLD OUT!

LIVE YouTube Webcast Sponsored by WFCU Windsor – Due to overwhelming response, the Essex Region Conservation Foundation has announced the David Suzuki book tour event on June 22nd is sold out. “We are thrilled with the response from our community to join us in welcoming David Suzuki to our region with his book tour,” said Richard Wyma, Executive Director.  “Hosting this event is a great way to remind not only the next generation of environmentalists, but all of us that every effort we make, take
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Phil Horn Trail Dedication

Join us on Friday June 19th at 5:00 p.m. at Maidstone Conservation Area for a trail dedication in honour of Phil Horn. Phil spent many seasons in the North Channel waters of Manitoulin with family on his beloved Beaver Island, as well as annual canoeing trips, world travelling, and outdoor adventures with friends.  Phil possessed a deep sensitivity and reverence for the natural world and is truly missed by those who knew and worked with him. This past year, the Horn family has made a legacy gift
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