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Environmental Initiatives

King's Navy Yard Park


The Town will be celebrating Earth Day with two events, on Saturday, April 20th, see below. Earth Day is officially observed on April 22nd. 

Amherstburg's MAP & GROW  tree giveaway ~Stay tuned! 
Saturday, April 20, 2024


EARTH DAY Tree Planting 2024 ~ Saturday, April 20, 2024. 

Bring the family or join with friends to plant a tree for EARTH DAY! 

Medium-sized trees will be planted at The Libro Centre to add to Amherstburg's tree canopy and offset the effects of climate change. Tree planting will occur rain or shine and only will be delayed because of severe weather.

NOTE: Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. An adult must accompany those under 16 years. Anyone 16 or 17 years of age will require a parent/guardian to sign a volunteer release form.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED and can be done before April 15, 2024.

Online registration for planting coming soon!

If you are a youth looking for VOLUNTEER HOURS, please register and bring your volunteer form with you! 

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. 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.
  • 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. 

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: