Detroit River history showcased at community museum
SOS Saving our Strait showcases clean up efforts along Detroit River over last 60 years
There's a new exhibit at Windsor's Community Museum showcasing the Detroit River's history.
SOS Saving Our Strait depicts the cleanup effort over the last 60 years.
Kris Ives, with the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, said the way we look at environmental health has changed over the years.
"One of the big things that people can do at home is be conscientious of what you put down your drains," he said. "You shouldn't be putting paint solvents, medications, food waste, other items, oils, down your sink."
Ives said many older visitors appreciate the efforts to improve the waterway over the past few decades.
"Even people who visited the museum today have been really excited to say, 'I remember what it was like 60 years ago and how degraded the city was when there was direct sewer outfalls to the water right beside where people were swimming, when there wasn't a lot of areas where wildlife could access the river because of hardened shorelines.' We've come a long way," he said.
The museum on Pitt St. will be open again Tuesday, right through the end of the year.