The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been awarded a $16,310 grant through Ontario’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund to help protect the Great Lakes.
The Conservation Authority, with the support of area landowners, will use the grant to plant native trees, shrubs and perennials along a stretch of the St. Lawrence River.
These actions will re-establish riparian habitat, providing food and cover for a variety of birds, amphibians, insects and mammals.
“Congratulations to the Raisin Region Conservation Authority for helping to protect our Great Lakes,” said Environment Minister Jim Bradley. “This is a great example of community groups coming together to help ensure that our Great Lakes are drinkable, swimable and fishable.”
Ontario is helping communities protect their part of the Great Lakes through the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund which offers grants to grassroots community groups for activities such as cleaning up a beach or shoreline, restoring a wetland, or creating a costal or riverside trail.