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Climate Change Initiatives and Events

Climate Change Initiatives

The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is committed to fighting climate change and has implemented programs like the 20 Minute Makeover, ReLeaf Program and Adopt-a-Spot to Keep Dutton Dunwich Beautiful!

Dutton Dunwich ReLeaf Program

Photograph of someone planting a seedlingHelp us achieve our goal to plant 4000 trees in 2021!

Native trees will be available for pre-order purchase. Trees provided by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority.

The aim of this program is the create a healthy tree canopy and productive ecosystem while providing many vital benefits to residents including:

  • Prevents soil erosion and stormwater runoff
  • Cleans the air and helps your breathe
  • Provides shade in the hot summer and shelter from cold winter winds, saving you money on heating and cooling costs
  • Helps decrease noise pollution
  • Increases the value of your home
  • Attracts birds and wildlife
  • Good for your mental & physical health, trees are proven to reduce stress and anxiety
  • They feed us, many trees produce nuts and berries that are edible
  • It’s an investment in our community for future generations to enjoy!

List of Available Trees!

Drop off your order form in the Municipal Office dropbox (199 Currie Road - Mary Street entrance) OR email to tkretschmer@duttondunwich.on.ca

An invoice will be sent to you with further instructions on how to pickup your order. 

Keep Dutton Dunwich Beautiful, Love Where You Live!

**not all trees on this list may be available, to pre-order on a first come first served basis contact the municipal office

Lower Thames Conservation Authority Tree Planting Program

Lower Thames Conservation LogoIf you have unused or unproductive land over 1 acre there may be funding opportunities available to you!

Block plantations or windbreaks with a minimum are of 1 acre/600 trees may be eligible for funding for trees and planting services. The average cost per tree is $1.36. Minimum order of 10 seedlings/species with limited availability for certain species. Deadline to order trees is March 15, 2020.

Photo of trees

Other Programs Available through LTVCA:

Wetland Restoration requires a 1:3 ratio of surface water to upland habitat. This means a 1 acre pond, would need 3 acres of upland habitat to create a suitable ecological system that will function properly. Landowners who qualify may be eligible for funding. Not all sites are suitable.

Prairie Grass funding is available for stream buffers, bank stabilization, pollinator habitat and warm season pastures.

For more information on LTVCA programs visit  their website or contact 519-354-7310

Environmental Project Coordinator – Greg Van Every x.229
Stewardship Outreach Specialist – Amanda Blain x.234

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