Ontario Funding Projects in Mississauga to Help Protect the Great Lakes

Published on July 19, 2021

Government investing a total of $1.9 million in 44 projects across the province

MISSISSAUGA – The Ontario government is investing $207,000 for five projects to help protect and improve the Great Lakes in Misssissauga, including:

  • improving headwater tributaries in the Credit River watershed, including increased fish habitats, improved fish passages, and the addition of native trees and shrubs to increase riparian cover ($50,000);
  • enhancing the ecological and shoreline remediation along nine creeks and rivers in the Lake Ontario watershed through scalable classroom engagement ($49,997);
  • increasing community awareness of, and engagement in, active invasive species reduction and monitoring in multiple watersheds ($49,744);
  • engaging communities to conduct 100 litter clean ups along the shores of Lake Ontario ($30,000); and,
  • supporting and building community capacity to remove invasive species in the Lake Ontario watershed ($27,090).

"As our late Councillor Jim Tovey said, the water, both the lakefront and the Credit River, is the community’s greatest resource," said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. "These investments will help to protect and improve the Credit River, and the shores of Lake Ontario, and they will build on other work the Province is doing to support the Great Lakes, including the Great Lakes Strategy and the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health."

These projects are part of 44 community-based projects to receive $1.9 million in funding through the Great Lakes Local Action Fund, which supports local projects that protect and restore coastal, shoreline and nearshore areas of the Great Lakes.

“The health of the Great Lakes is closely connected to our province’s health and prosperity – supplying water to our communities, sustaining traditional activities of Indigenous peoples and providing healthy ecosystems for recreation and tourism,” said David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. “This funding allows local organizations and groups to take environmental actions in their own communities – building a better future for clean, green growth.”

Supporting local actions that protect the Great Lakes is a key commitment in our plan to protect our land, air and water.

 

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Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP
Mississauga-Lakeshore
(905) 274-8228