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Environmental Initiatives

King's Navy Yard Park

EARTH DAY - April 22, 2022

Amherstburg's ESSEX POWER MAP & GROW tree sapling give-away - Saturday, April 23, 2022 

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. Eight different tree varieties to choose from. 

To learn HOW to receive your tree sapling & available tree species, REGISTER HERE.  

Earth Day Volunteer Tree Planting ~ Registration Filled- Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Amherstburg Environmental Committee is coordinating an Earth Day Volunteer Tree Planting in partnership with the Town of Amherstburg & the Essex Regional Conservation Authority. Registration for the Volunteer Tree Planting Event is now full.  Thank to all those who pre-registered. We will see you April 23rd at the Libro Centre.

What to Bring
• Reusable water bottle 
• It may be helpful to bring a towel, an extra pair of socks and some clean shoes for the car ride home.
• All planting equipment will be provided.
• Volunteer paperwork - please print & complete the attached document for each volunteer.
ADULT Volunteer Release Form
CHILD (under 18 years ) Volunteer Release Form
What to Wear
• Dress for the weather. 
• Wear sturdy footwear such as hiking or rubber boots that are comfortable. This location can be extremely muddy with rough terrain. Therefore, we do not recommend wearing running shoes.


WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY - June 5, 2022

DIAGEO ~ Increasing Amherstburg's Tree Canopy - Friday, June 3, 2022
In 2022 Diageo has partnered with Amherstburg Community Foundation to make a significant contribution to the Amherstburg's tree canopy by planting of trees on Town Property along the north side of the Diageo property. The trees planted when grown will provide good shade cover, will provide cooling effects as well as buffering the industrial background. 


RAIN BARREL Program ~ SOLD OUT 

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.                                              


ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (AEAC)

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.
  • Coming soon! Creation of the Nature Trail at The Libro Centre. 

To see other Environmental Plans & Reports CLICK HERE. 


REGIONAL INITIATIVES

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: