OUR MISSION: ACER 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.

Riparian Rangers Ganaraska (GRCA)

Riparian Rangers Ganaraska kicked off in November 2022. The planting phase from Fall 2022 to Fall 2023 was funded by the Great Lakes Local Action Fund (GLLAF) and completed in collaboration with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA), Sustainable Cobourg and the Town of Cobourg.  During this phase, student and community volunteers worked together to plant and mulch, and then map and measure (10%) trees at 6 different sites in the Port Hope and Cobourg areas. And, there was a first for ACER: the first ever usage of drone technology to assist with tree mapping (check out the video below)! As with all other RR sites, ACER will work to regularly measure and monitor the trees planted at these sites, to add to our Riparian Rangers tree data repository.

Funder (Initial Planting 2022-2023)         

   Great Lakes Local Action Fund



Planting Sites

Port Hope
  • Sylvan Glen Conservation Area (planting date: Nov. 12, 2022)
  • County Road 10 (planting date: Oct. 12, 2023)
  • Peter Huffman Trail (planting date: Oct. 14, 2023)
  • Brook Creek (planting date: May 13, 2023)
  • Legion Fields (planting date: May 27, 2023)
  • Chris Garrett Park/St. Mary CSS (planting date: Nov. 14, 2023)
To follow: tree monitoring data and maps for all planting sites.

Interactive Map