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Riparian Rangers Webinar Video

On December 7, 2018, ACER hosted a webinar through Conservation Ontario. Representatives from three conservation authorities shared their experiences with our tree planting program, Riparian Rangers. Our speakers were Stephanie Smith from Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Gina Pannunzio from Essex Region Conservation Authority, and Patricia Lowe from Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority. After the presentations, […]

ACER’s Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter

2018 is coming to a close, and the last few days of the year are ideal for reflection. This has been a fantastic year for ACER — new partners, exciting opportunities, and strengthened connections. Take a look at what we’ve been working on in our latest newsletter: ACER’s Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter All of us at ACER […]

ACER Interns 2018

This summer ACER will have 7 interns from Sheridan College; Sneha Gaddipati, Navpreet Kaur, Sandeep Kaur, Asma Khurram, Kartik Makhwana, Mamata Na, and Milan Suther. These interns will continue inventories at two Sheridan College, Davis and Trafalgar campuses. The inventory at the Sheridan College Davis campus was started by previous Sheridan interns in 2014. The […]

Riparian Rangers 2018

This year ACER received 4 grants from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund (GLGCF). We are working with Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA), Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA), and Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA). Each project involves planting a 1000 trees and shrubs with volunteers and our partner conservation […]

Planting for Change (P4C) 2017

There are 7 new Planting for Change (P4C) schools in spring and fall of 2017. TD FEF funded the projects, which brought schools and their wider communities together to create mini-climate change outdoor classrooms/labs. The school plants 61 native trees and shrubs and monitors five different indicator species each year on the “birthday” of the […]

Riparian Rangers 2017

This year ACER received 3 grants from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund (GLGCF). We worked with Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA), Quinte Conservation Authority, and Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA). These projects each involved planting a 1000 trees and shrubs in the spring and fall of 2017 with volunteers and our partner conservation […]

Citizen Science Launches 2017

ACER developed the Citizen Science (CSI) program with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). TD Friend of the Environment Fund funded the implementation of this project. In spring and fall of 2017, CSI was launched at 4 Planting for Change (P4C) schools; John William Boich Public School, Humberview Secondary School, St. Joan of Arc […]

Monitoring Events

City of Mississauga Serson Park Planting and Monitoring On September 23rd, 2017 the City of Mississauga organized a planting at Serson Park in Mississauga for National Forest Week. ACER taught volunteers how to measure 10% of the trees and shrubs being planted. Community Volunteers planted 250 trees and shrubs. ACER monitored 25 trees and shrubs […]

ACER Interns and Associates

This summer ACER the interns from Sheridan College were Murat Oguzsimsaroglu, Souvik Banerjee, Faria Malik, and Kanna Sivakumar. The University of Toronto Scarborough intern was Bahy Salah. These interns did tree inventories at two Sheridan College campuses. They continued the inventory at the Sheridan College Davis campus started by previous Sheridan interns and began an […]

Earth Day Tree Plantings Celebrate Canada 150

Join the City of Mississauga and partners at the annual Earth Day tree planting event on Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m.  This year, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and to kick off the tree planting program for 2017, 150 trees will be planted in each of Mississauga’s 11 wards.  The event’s flagship site is […]

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