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 […]

ACER Update

Riparian Rangers ACER worked on three Riparian Rangers projects in 2016; Riparian Rangers Ausable Bayfield, Riparian Rangers rare, Riparian Rangers Lake Simcoe. Planting trees and shrubs along riparian zones can increase bank stability, slow the flow of water to the watercourse which leads to increased infiltration and less erosion. Decreased erosion is also important because […]

How is climate change impacting forest fires in Canada?

The conditions that favour the spread of wildfires, increased temperatures and frequent droughts, are two of the biggest symptoms of climate change. Consistent with the effects of our changing climate, many studies have shown that area burned by wildfires has been increasing over the last four decades, despite improvements in fire suppression techniques. Studies also […]

Toronto’s Celebrity Tree—Red Oak is More Than Just a Pretty Face

The Red Oak of Weston is one of the oldest trees in the city. Its leaves have cast shade on passersby as early as the late 18th century. “Back then, it sat near the Carrying Place Trail,” said the Toronto Star in an article about the tree in May, “an ancient footpath between the Humber […]

**Regional Ecology Project: A community Mapping Event**

Learn of biodiversity risks and the opportunities to address them! Help to locate and discuss future projects that help ecosystems adapt to climate impacts. Join us at the St. Johns Outdoor Education Centre. Free entrance but LIMITED SEATING. RSVP by Oct 10th, 2013 at info@climateactionniagara.ca For more information, click here.

TDSB Eureka Conference

On Friday, February 17, 2012, ACER attended the 6th annual Toronto District School Board “Eureka” conference held at Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute. The aim of the conference is to improve student achievement in science and to motivate students to continue studying science. At the conference, ACER had exhibitions showcasing the programs it offers. Through these […]

OFA Annual Conference

  On Friday, February 10, 2012, ACER attended the 63rd annual Ontario Forestry Association Conference held at the Nottawasaga Inn located in Alliston, Ontario. The theme of the 2012 Conference was “Prescription for Nature: Healthy Forests for Healthy People” . Over 250 landowners, students, educators, and resource professionals from across Ontario attended the conference. ACER had […]