Go Clean, Go Green on World Environment Day

Thursday June 3rd, 2010

Posted at 3:42pm

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Besides the Air Races, Art In The Park, the Strawberry Festival, Sip Into Summer, The Snow Queen, DRAG, and whatever else I may have forgotten, this Saturday is also World Environment Day. Here in Windsor-Essex, we’ll be cleaning up one of the region’s most valuable recreational assets, The Chrysler Canada Greenway Trail.

The Greenway was purchased by ERCA in 1995, after receiving a generous donation from Chrysler. The pathway is home to many local native species of plant and animal, as well as a multi-use trail and an underground utility corridor, and it’s terminus at Colasanti’s marks the southern most point of the Trans Canada Trail. It joins 25 separate natural areas and three watersheds in Essex County, and is a delight to hike, bike, cross country ski, and horseback ride on, and is an excellent vantage point for birdwatching.

The CAW Local 444, Chrysler Joint National Environment Committee, the Chrysler Windsor Assembly Plant and the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) are organizing a clean up of the 50km strip of abandoned railway corridor. They’re inviting the community to register and choose a starting point – Oldcastle, McGregor, Harrow, Kingsville or Ruthven – and are asking folks to come out between 9am and 12pm. Students are encouraged to participate and earn community service hours.

Anyone interested should call Dave Levasseur at 519-995-1438 or send an email to [email protected]. The rain date for this event is June 12th, 2010.

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