What is the Project?

The Long Point Causeway Improvement Project is a community-based effort to revitalize the 3.5 kilometre-long causeway that links the Long Point Peninsula on Lake Erie with mainland southern Ontario. The Project began in October 2006.

The improved Causeway could also provide ancillary social benefits including improved road safety and enhanced recreational opportunities while maintaining the rural character of the Long Point countryside.


"Never Give Up" book for sale

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The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation has teamed up with local children's author Jan Everett to offer a revised edition of her popular "Never Give Up" book about little Johnny helping turtles cross a dangerous road.  The book is based on the true story of her husband John's efforts to rescue turtles crossing the Long Point Causeway, once rated the fourth deadliest road for turtles in North America.

Johnny’s story also reflects the work of local citizens since 2006 to reduce road mortality of turtles, snakes and frogs on the Causeway that is located in the Biosphere Reserve. The group has faced many challenges to their efforts to install signage, barrier fencing and ecopassages along the road but like little Johnny, their motto is "never give up"!


More help for turtles, frogs at Long Point

Construction is expected to start next year on more eco-passages to take turtles, snakes, and frogs safely under the Long Point Causeway.

A group of concerned citizens, which installed three tunnels under the roadway last fall, announced Wednesday they have received another $211,500 in provincial funds.

Combined with $223,000 in federal grants from earlier this year, the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project says it has enough money to build at least four, and possibly six, new passages.


Video gives guided tour of causeway eco-passages