Citizens Environment Alliance
October 6, 2003

Bike The Canard River Delta;
Hike On A Sidewalk Through The Woods

Windsor, Ontario - "Great tour! I liked exploring the wildlife and going on trails. I think you should do it next year... I’ll be there." That was a typical comment from one of the participants in our first annual series of Fall Nature Tours. With that in mind, the Citizens Environment Alliance is pleased to once again play host to two fall tours on behalf of the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup Committee.

The Tour de River Canard will be a free guided bicycle tour of the lower Canard River watershed, to be held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2003. It will start at 11:00 a.m. from the Knights of Columbus Hall at 8965 Malden Road (just north of the River Canard bridge) in LaSalle. The tour will visit habitat restoration projects and offer views of provincially significant wetlands near the mouth of the river. Guest speakers will talk about the wildlife in the area and describe the progress being made to preserve and restore crucial habitats.

Among the experts who will accompany hikers:

The route is approximately 18 kilometers long, on flat paved roads: suitable for all ages and any style of bike. Support vehicles will be on hand to ensure the safety of all riders.

Refreshments will be offered afterwards at the K of C hall. Please contact us about car-pooling: if you need a ride to the start point or if you have room in your vehicle.


The Sidewalks of L.A. was our most popular tour last year. This year, we’ve added another bus to shuttle hikers between significant wooded areas in LaSalle and west Windsor. Once there, we’ll walk on sidewalks which are all that remains of  an early 20th century scheme to build a huge steel mill in the old town of Ojibway.

This free guided tour takes place  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2003, starting from South Windsor Arena, 2555 Pulford St. (near Huron Church Rd.) in Windsor. Hikers can register inside the arena starting at noon. Tours will continue until 4:00 p.m.

Among the experts who will accompany hikers:

The Citizens Environment Alliance is a non-profit, grass-roots education and research organization.  We are committed to an ecosystem approach to environmental planning and management.

For more information contact:

Mark Buckner
Natural Heritage Coordinator,
Citizens Environment Alliance
(519) 973-1116

Financial assistance for the Fall nature tours is provided by Environment Canada.