Friends of the Canard River invite public to “Canoe the Canard!” July 19


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The Friends of Canard River (FOCR) invite the public to come out to River Canard Park to take part in “Canoe The Canard!”

That event is planned for Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.  River Canard Park is located on the south side of Malden Road, approximately one half-kilometer west of the intersection of County Road 8 and the River Canard Bridge.

This event is a great opportunity to explore the largest watershed in the region from a completely different perspective, states the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA).

This event is being sponsored by River Canard Canoe Company, who is offering a special rate of $25 per canoe for this event. Canoes are available to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

Go to or call 519-978-3672 to reserve a canoe.  If you are bringing your own canoe, please remember to bring your own life jacket, bailer, line, and whistle.  Participants are encouraged to pack a lunch to enjoy at River Canard Park following the paddle.

The mission of the FOCR is to promote awareness of the Canard River watershed as both a recreational and environmentally rich area through restoration, education and community involvement.

The Friends of Canard River regularly host cleanups along different sections of the Canard River, and tree plantings to help increase forest habitat within the watershed.

The Friends of Canard River meet the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 6:30 p.m. at St. Thomas of Villanova High School in LaSalle, in the library and new members are always welcome.  The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16.

For more information, please contact Caroline Biribauer, Outreach Coordinator, at the Essex Region Conservation Authority, (519) 776-5209, ext. 245, or, or visit

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