Chatham-Kent Agri Development

Site: Chatham - Richmond St W

Service: We Grow for the World

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-351-7700
Primary Contact Spencer Pray, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 519-351-7700 ext 2035; Email:
Alternate Contact Mark Delanghe, Board Member
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) To conserve and enhance the Municipality of Chatham-Kent's forests, wetlands, wildlife, fish, soil and water in harmony with agriculture for the benefit of people today and future generations. Goals: To act as a focal point for similar groups, organizations, agencies and individuals interested in natural resource stewardship; To develop opportunities to allow landowners to work more closely with natural resource systems; To access resources and develop mechanisms that enable rural landowners to complete stewardship projects; To become educated by and to educate rural landowners about land stewardship; To bring together and utilize the strengths and resources of a variety of organizations and landowners in order to conserve our natural areas. 
Current Programs: Sydenham River Stewardship Initiative which identifies deteriorated water quality as the reason for the limited supply of fresh water mussels; Lake Erie Shoreline Corridor Stewardship Initiative for landowners to improve water quality, provide fish and wildlife habitat and connect landscape along the corridor; Tree Planter/Equipment Rental Program that lends to private landowners interested in planting hedgerows, windbreaks and larger blocks; Stewardship Rangers in partnership with the Rural Lambton Stewardship Network and the Essex County Stewardship Network employs four 17 year old students each summer to work on a variety of resource management programs relating to fish, wildlife and forestry; Francis Peers Riparian Wetland Project to rehabilitate a degraded riparian wetland; Barn Owl Nest Box Program in which boxes are installed on barns adjacent to wetlands where cattle are grazing; Skunks Misery Landowner Interest Group which meet periodically to discuss opportunities for stewardship activities; Partnership with the Rondeau Bay Watershed Coalition to share resources.
Hours 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Call for information
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees Service
Agency Information
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
870 Richmond St W
Chatham, ON N7M 5J5
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Intersection Richmond St and Irwin St
Mailing Address c/o Ministry of Natural Resources 
Box 1168 
Chatham, ON N7M 5L8
Physical Access Designated parking; barrier-free entrance; accessible washrooms  
Office accessible by appointment (call ahead 519 354-6274), you must use phone inside foyer entrance to be admitted if arriving in person.
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