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Environmental Initiatives

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

Jack's Organics Map & Grow Program- Saturday, April 20th, starts at 9am until supplies last. 

Let's watch Amherstburg's tree canopy grow together and help offset the negative impacts of climate change!

Receive a FREE sapling. Plant it according to your particular tree's needs. The University of Windsor Research Team will visit your home, plot your tree on our Town's Map using GPS coordinates, and monitor its growth. 


  • REVIEW the available tree species below
  • COMPLETE the tree request form & bring it to the PICK UP along with your ID, such as a driver's licence. 
  • PICK UP LOCATION : The Libro Centre (soccer field lot), 3295 Meloche Road
  • PICK UP DATE/TIME: Saturday April 20th, starting at 9am (until supplies last), with your driver's licence showing your Amherstburg address.  *First come, first serve while supplies last. 
  • MUST AGREE to give reseachers access to the tree on your property for years to come. 

The 2024 Map & Grow Program was made possible with contributions from:

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

 Tree Species to choose from include:

  • Pagoda Dogwood
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Tulip Tree
  • Red Oak
  • Red Maple

Click here to download or view the Tree Request Form for Jack's Organics Map & Grow Program 

Those requiring assistance with accommodation, please contact Town Hall at 519-736-0012.

EARTH DAY Tree Planting 2024 ~ Saturday, April 20, 2024, starts at 9 am. 

LOCATION:  The Libro Centre - Dog Park, 3295 Meloche Road

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 or 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, by calling 519-736-3664. (Monday-Friday 8am-3pm)

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: