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Environmental Initiatives

King's Navy Yard Park

EARTH DAY - April 22, 2023

Amherstburg's MAP & GROW tree sapling give-away - Saturday, April 22, 2023 (tentative) 

In an effort to increase environmental awareness of the tree canopy throughout Amherstburg. Tree saplings will be given away to Amherstburg homeowners to plant on their property. 




Amherstburg is providing rain barrels ($64) to meet the needs of our residents and to encourage environmental friendly practices. Thank you to all who reserved a rain barrel. We are sold out for the year. For rain barrel specs, CLICK HERE. 

                                For Rain Barrel Specifications, CLICK HERE.                                              


The Amherstburg Environmental Advisory Committee (AEAC) serves as an advisory resource and information support which provides guidance to Council on conservation practices, environmental policy development, environmental management and protection. To learn more about this Committee, its Members, agendas and minutes CLICK HERE. 

MUNICIPAL INITIATIVES ~ More updates coming!

  • In 2010, Amherstburg built its first LEED silver certified building, The Libro Centre. Learn more. 
  • In 2019, Amherstburg's Council declared a climate change emergency. Learn more.
  • April 2019 Upon a presentation from 2 Amherstburg youth, Council passed a motion to ban single use plastics from use at Town Facilities. Learn more.  
  • April & June 2019 Wildlife Awareness Signage on Roadways were install. Learn more.
  • October 2019 Resident, Paul Hertel delegation to Council on a number of green initiatives. Learn more.
  • October 2019 Amherstburg's Environmental Advisory Committee(AEAC) recommended a green fleet review, which was adopted. Learn more.
  • Adoption of a Tree Canopy & Natural Protection & Enhancement Policy Learn more.
  • March 2022, Adoption of a Anti-Idling By-law. Learn more.
  • Creation of a Snake Hibernaculum (Habitat) created on The Libro Secondary Lands. Learn more.
  • Creation of the Nature Trail at The Libro Centre. 

To see other Environmental Plans & Reports CLICK HERE. 


In the past few years, climate change issues have become a greater priority for the Windsor Essex Region, and the community has been coming together to address climate concerns. Here are the initiatives: