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Environmental Initiatives

King's Navy Yard Park


In celebration of Earth Day the Town coordinated two events, on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Earth Day is officially observed on April 22nd. 

Jack's Organics Map & Grow Program- Saturday, April 20, 2024

Stay tuned for 2025.

We are thrilled to announce that 200 trees have found new homes in our community thanks to the generous donation from Jack's Organics. This significant contribution is vital in our ongoing efforts to enhance Amherstburg's tree canopy and promote a greener environment.

We would also like to acknowledge the University of Windsor School of the Environment for its continued dedication to documenting this initiative's success. Their support is invaluable as we strive to create a more sustainable future.

Together, we are making a lasting impact on our community and our planet. Thank you for being a part of this important journey!


Logo for Jack's Organics       Logo for University of Windsor - School of the Environment        Logo for the Town of Amherstburg


EARTH DAY Tree Planting ~ Saturday, April 20, 2024

Stay tuned for 2025.

In celebration of Earth Day, we are excited to announce the successful planting of 100 new trees in our community. This initiative is a step forward in our commitment to fostering a greener and healthier environment.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the dedicated volunteers who joined us in this effort. Your hard work and enthusiasm made this event a resounding success.

Together, we are making a positive impact on our environment and setting an example for future generations. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our planet!

WATCH the video on how to plant a tree CLICK HERE. 

READ the Potted and Balled Burlap Tree Planting Guide 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.
  • In 2017, Council approved a Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program to provide residents with financial assistance- CLICK HERE. (this include downspout disconnect, backwater valve)
  • In 2019, Amherstburg's Council declared a climate change emergency. 
  • April 2019 Council passed a motion to ban single use plastics from use at Town Facilities. 
  • April & June 2019 Wildlife Awareness Signage on Roadways were install. 
  • October 2019 Resident, Paul Hertel delegation to Council on a number of green initiatives. 
  • Adoption of a Tree Canopy & Natural Protection & Enhancement Policy.
  • March 2022, Adoption of a Anti-Idling By-law. 
  • Creation of a Snake Hibernaculum (Habitat) created on The Libro Secondary Lands. 
  • Creation of the Nature Trail at The Libro Centre. 
  • In 2023, an area consisting 15 hectares in the Kingsbridge subdivision was created to provide habitat and a corridor for wildlife to travel between naturalized areas in order to protect endangered species. 
  • In 2024, Council approved up to  $10,000 from the current Parks tree operating budget to the Map & Grow program to ensure it's continuation.
  • In 2024, the transformation of a sewage lagoon in the Golfview Estate subdivision, into wetlands and a trail.
  • Green Bin program is coming to our region in 2025, but will not begin in Amherstburg until 2027. LEARN MORE  


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: