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Helping London Residents Protect Great Lakes

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Helping London Residents Protect Great Lakes

McGuinty Government Supporting Medway Creek Restoration

Ontario is helping community members and students in London protect Medway Creek through the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund.

The Friends of Medway Creek and students from Holy Cross School are planting native trees, shrubs and seedlings help reduce erosion, and improve the water quality and fish habitat in Medway Creek, which ultimately flows into the Great Lakes.

The grants help grassroots community groups, non-profit organizations and First Nations and Métis communities restore the lakes through local projects such as cleaning up shorelines and protecting and restoring wetlands.

Protecting and restoring the Great Lakes is part of the McGuinty government's plan to enhance quality of life for Ontario families and ensure a strong, green economy for future generations.

Quick Facts

  • The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund was launched in July 2012.  Applications are being evaluated on an ongoing basis.
  • The Great Lakes are home to 150 species of native fish and 3,000 species of plants.

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“Planting trees to stop erosion on the banks of Medway Creek is a real step forward to protect one of Ontario’s greatest natural resources – the Great Lakes. Congratulations to everyone involved in this project.”

Jim Bradley

Minister of the Environment

“My sincere thanks to all of those who are working hard to improve the water quality in Medway Creek. It's important that we keep our local waterways, including the Thames River, healthy for our community.”

Deb Matthews

MPP, London North Centre

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