Conservation Halton will use Provincial grant to help keep Bronte Creek watershed healthy

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Published March 24, 2023 at 5:03 pm

Conservation Halton received a provincial grant worth more than $50,000 to help preserve a portion of the Bronte Creek watershed that covers areas of Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills.

The goal of the Great Lakes Local Action Fund is to help build healthier communities while protecting and improving the health of the Great Lakes and their connecting waters.

Root’s Ridge Nature Reserve Wetland and Forest received $56,400 from the fund. The announcement was made by local MPPs Parm Gill, Effie Triantafilopoulos, and Natalie Pierre.

“I’m proud our government continues to invest in Conservation Halton to restore wetlands and forests in the Bronte Creek watershed,” said Gill.

“Our government will continue to take strong action to help preserve the natural habits that are part of the Niagara Escarpment and support innovative projects led by Conservation Halton”.

The 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.

“By restoring forests and wetlands and engaging our partners in this work, our project will strengthen local ecosystems and contribute to a healthier watershed,” said Hassaan Basit, president, and CEO of Conservation Halton.

“We are grateful to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for investing in our work and for their continued commitment to protecting the Great Lakes and connecting watercourses.”

This project is one of 38 community-based projects to receive $1.9 million in funding from the Great Lakes Local Action Fund.

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