MILTON, ON — The Ontario government is investing $48,400.00 in Root’s Ridge Nature Reserve Wetland and Forest through the Great Lakes Local Action Fund that will help build healthier communities while protecting and improving the health of the Great Lakes and their connecting waters.
This project will help restore wetlands and forests in the headwaters of Bronte Creek watershed along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. Community Volunteers will help in planting and habitat installation activities and will learn about the importance of ecosystems in improving water quality and mitigating the impacts of climate change.
“Pleased that our government is providing Conservation Halton with $48,400 to to restore wetlands and forests in Bronte Creek”, said Parm Gill, MPP and Minister of Red Tape Reduction. “This investment will help preserve the natural beauty and habitat of the Niagara Escarpment”.
“Through this investment, we’re supporting innovative projects led by Ontario municipalities, community-based organizations, conservation authorities, small businesses and Indigenous communities that are protecting and restoring the Great Lakes and their connecting waters,” said David Piccini, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks. “Project grants from the Great Lakes Local Action Fund are helping communities and organizations promote environmental stewardship and take action in their own backyards.”
This project is one of 38 community-based projects to receive $1.9 million in funding from the Great Lakes Local Action Fund.