“State of the Detroit River” Tour Event Planned

Tuesday July 3rd, 2012

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The Citizens Environment Alliance presents the 2012 State of the River tour.

The four hour tour aboard the Macassa Bay cruise ship features expert narration about the Detroit River’s environmental hot spots and unique fish and wildlife habitats, and highlights why the need is so great to continue to value this special river and offers tips of what we can do what we can to protect it.

There will also be five guest speakers:
Dr. Lynda Corkum is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor and author of Fishes of Essex County and Surrounding Waters.

John Hartig, Ph.D. Manager of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and writer. His latest book is the award winning, Burning Rivers: Revival of Four Urban-Industrial Rivers that Caught on Fire.

Kevin Kamps is a nuclear waste management specialist with Beyond Nuclear.

Phil Roberts, President of the Essex County Field Naturalists’ Club, and is active with many other environmental organizations, including the Citizens Environment Alliance, the Windsor Essex County Environment Committee and the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup.

Peter Werbe returns as Master of Ceremonies for the tour. Peter is host of phone-in talk show Nightcall on WRIF-FM 101.1; and a morning interview program on WCSX-FM 94.7 and WMGC-FM 105.1 in Detroit.

The cruise takes Saturday July 14th from noon until 4pm. Cost is $30 and includes lunch. You can purchase tickets online.

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