OUR MISSION: ACER supports communities, government agencies and corporations in taking action to reduce biodiversity loss and strengthen climate resilience by increasing and monitoring urban and riparian zone forest canopy.

City of Mississauga

In 2014, through funding from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund, ACER worked with the City of Mississauga  to restore and naturalize the northern part of the Lake Ontario Watershed. ACER’s Riparian Rangers, a group of citizen scientists, came together to improve and protect the habitat of native species, enhance riparian buffer zones, and mitigate flood risks in the urbanized Lake Ontario Watershed. By involving volunteer citizen scientists, the program restored and will be able to monitor the following riparian areas:

White Willow Common Restoration Area, buffer to Fletcher’s Creek

Iceland Arena Restoration Area, buffer to Little Etobicoke Creek

Birchwood Park Restoration Area, buffer to Birchwood Creek

Other project related links:

Riparian Rangers Mississauga Preliminary Report

Riparian Rangers Mississauga Final Report

Riparian Rangers Mississauga Program Handout