Get Involved

How do I inquire about CWATS near me?

A CWATS Committee comprised of municipal representatives from each of the seven (7) municipalities, Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), the Windsor Essex County Health Unit (WECHU), the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and our neighbouring partners; the City Windsor and the Municipality of Chatham Kent was established. Contact your Representative to share your thoughts/ideas on implementing CWATS facilities near you.

CWATS Committee Members

Town of Amherstburg - Mr. Todd Hewitt

Town of Essex - Mr. Chris Nepszy / Mr. Jeff Watson

Town of Kingsville - Mr. Andrew Plancke

Town of Lakeshore - Mr. Ron Steinwender

Town of LaSalle - Mr. Larry Silani

Municipality of Leamington - Mr. John Pilmer

Town of Tecumseh - Mr. Brian Hillman

ERCA - Mr. Kevin Money

County of Essex - Ms. Jane Mustac

MTO - Ms. Sarah Jewell

City of Windsor - Ms. Josette Eugenie

Mun. of Chatham Kent - Ms. Genevieve Champagne

WECHU - Mr. Neil Mackenzie

Why should Essex County residents care about CWATS?

CWATS has one main goal: to help make Essex County a great place to "Walk, Ride, County Wide!"

To do this, we are building cycling lanes, new multi-use trails, active living corridors, and expanding the path and trail network. We are working with partners to educate citizens about how to share the road safely, how to ride safely, and how to prevent collisions. View the CWATS Charter here.

Active transportation is a great way to be physically active on a regular basis. CWATS encourages physical and mental fitness and supports healthy lifestyles for everyone who uses the system. It makes our region a more attractive place for people to want to live and grow, to invest in business, and to visit.

What can I do to support CWATS?CWATS sign with wind turbine in background

  • Be a vocal supporter of active transportation and CWATS.
  • Find out more about CWATS by getting out and exploring the County of Essex through the CWATS network.
  • Share your experiences with friends and family and extend to Face book and twitter.
  • Stay Active and Involved: Tell us your interests and how you support CWATS by contacting CWATS.

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