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  • January 21, 2013

Province Protecting Bronte Creek

OAKVILLE – The provincial government is helping to protect water quality in Bronte Creek and Lake Ontario through the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn announced today.

Province Protecting Bronte Creek

 

OAKVILLEThe provincial government is helping to protect water quality in Bronte Creek and Lake Ontario through the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn announced today.

 

Trout Unlimited Canada will receive a $24,900 grant to raise awareness within the local community of the benefits of a healthy environment and encourage residents to reduce negative impacts to water quality and the natural habitat of Bronte Creek.

 

“Bronte Creek is an important part of our local ecosystem flowing all the way through Oakville into Lake Ontario,” said Flynn. “This grant will help raise awareness about the importance of protecting Bronte Creek and Lake Ontario and encourage residents to join local efforts to clean up our local environment.”

 

Local Ward 1 Councillor for the Town of Oakville Ralph Robinson celebrated the news stating “this is exciting news for the Bronte community. I want to thank Trout Unlimited for their leadership role in protecting Bronte Creek. This grant will support a variety of initiatives to preserve the natural habitat of Bronte’s beautiful waterways.”

 

The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund helps grassroots community groups, non-profit organizations and First Nations and Métis communities restore the lakes and their tributaries through local actions such as cleaning up shorelines and protecting and restoring wetlands.

 

Protecting and restoring the Great Lakes is part of the government’s plan to enhance quality of life for Ontario families and ensure a strong, green economy for future generations.

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  •          The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund provides grants of up to $25,000 to help non-profit groups restore and protect the Great Lakes
  •          Over 4,000 species of plants, fish and wildlife live in the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem – it’s one of the most biologically rich regions in Canada.

 

LEARN MORE

 

Learn about the proposed Great Lakes Strategy.

 

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CONTACT

Steven Ball, Office of Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn

(416) 325-4927

 

 

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