Ontario Supports Environmental Action in Milton to Continue Protecting and Restoringthe Great Lakes

MILTON, ON — The Ontario government is investing over $48,000 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 the 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.

“With this tremendous investment of over $48,000 to Conservation Halton, our government is
taking strong action to help restore wetlands and forests in Bronte Creek,” said Parm Gill,
Member of Provincial Parliament and Minister of Red Tape Reduction. “This investment will
help preserve the natural beauty and habitat of the Niagara Escarpment in our community.”

“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 the 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.”