Details Released for Tecumseh's Sandbagging Program

Details of Tecumseh's sandbagging program have been released.

Beginning Thursday, residents living along Lake St. Clair and Pike Creek can begin picking up sandbags and sand.

Properties along the north side of Riverside Dr. from Windsor to Pike Creek and along Pike Creek from Lake St. Clair to the VIA Rail line are eligible.

Bags can be picked up at Tecumseh Arena while the sand is available at Lakewood Park.

Below is the full list of dates and times for pick up:


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Tecumseh council made the decision to offer the program free of charge following a presentation from the Essex Region Conservation Authority Tuesday night where Director of Watershed Management Tim Byrne warned projections show lake levels will eclipse the previous 1986 record high sometime in June, July or August.

The program will cost the town an estimated $50,000.

Tecumseh is joining Lakeshore, Leamington, Essex, Amherstburg and Windsor in offering sand and sandbags to residents.