The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup (DRCC) executes the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) on behalf of a community-based partnership dedicated to protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Detroit River ecosystem. The federal, provincial, and municipal governments, local industries, scientific researchers, local environmental organizations, and many concerned citizens are vital partners in the cleanup effort. Member organizations of the DRCC take the lead in identifying partnerships and funding opportunities to support and implement clean-up goals.
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As a strait in the Great Lakes system, the Detroit River flows west and south for 24 nautical miles (44 km; 28 mi) from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie. The river separates the metropolitan areas of Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario, known as the Detroit-Windsor area, and forms part of the border between Canada and the United States. The cities are linked by the Ambassador Bridge, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, and the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel.
About the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup
Partnerships within the DRCC aim to promote and implement the Remedial Action Plan to restore the beneficial uses of the Detroit River, with the ultimate goal of removing the Detroit River from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. We are managing the health of the local environment and working to reduce the harmful effects of increased urbanization on our natural spaces in collaboration with community groups and partners such as Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA). These organizations’ representatives manage the Detroit River Canadian Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and contribute to projects that improve the Great Lakes’ environmental conditions.