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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!

Clean and Green 2020 Events

March 15 – Tree Orders Due to LTVCA

Tree orders are due to the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority for tree planting projects. For more information visit their website!

April – ReLeaf Program tree Purchase Day 9:00am – 11:00am

Watch our website, social media and magnetic sign for a date to purchase trees to plant on your private property or one of our pre-selected public sites.

April 25 – Knox-St. Andrews Presbyterian Clean up Day

For information on how to participate contact Tracey Grant at 519-281-8174 or email

May 2 – Pearce Williams Annual Work-Bee 9:00am – 3:00pm

For information on how to participate int his clean up day, contact the Pearce Williams Office at 519-764-2317 or email

May 12 – Pickleball Group Clean Up Day 10:00am – 2:00pm

For information on how to participate contact Valerie Stone at 519-762-2177 or email

Clean and Green 2020 Events

May 12 – Provincial Litter Clean Up Day

Ontario is protecting what matters most and keeping our neighbourhoods, parks and waterways clean and free of litter of waste. Participate by cleaning any litter you see around today.

June 12 – 20 Minute Makeover

Schools Businesses, residents and community groups are encouraged to take part in the 20 Minute Makeover of Dutton Dunwich. To register fill in this FORM.

September 20 – 26 – National Forest Week

September 23 – National Tree Day

October 9 – 20 Minute Makeover

We’re at it again! Schools, businesses, residents and community groups are encouraged to take part in the 20 Minute Makeover of Dutton Dunwich. To register fill in this FORM.

20 Minute Makeover

Friday June 12, 2020 and Friday October 9, 2020

You are invited to participate in this community clean up. Grab garbage bags and gloves and collect loose litter on your property or any public property space for at least 20 minutes.

Take before and after photos and post them on Twitter or Instagram using @DuttonDunwich #cleanandgreen 

for a chance to win a composter or 2 recycling bins!

Register HERE!

Keep Dutton Dunwich Beautiful, Love Where You Live!


You are invited to make a personal contribution to a cleaner and greener community by picking up and removing litter from public land such as a walkway, trail, or section of roadway once during the spring and once during the fall, or more often if you wish.

Keeping a part of the community litter free is a reward in itself, but the Municipality will install a sign of recognition with your group or business name. It is also encouraged that you send a picture of your clean up to be posted on our website and/or social media.

Register HERE!

Keep Dutton Dunwich Beautiful, Love Where You Live!

Dutton Dunwich ReLeaf Program

Help us achieve our goal to plant 4000 trees in 2020!

Native trees will be available for purchase for $1.25 each at the Sons of Scotland Park Pavilion in the Spring of 2020. Trees provided by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority.

Plant trees wither on your own private property or choose from one of our preselected public land sites. 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!

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

If 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.

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

Pitch In Week April 20-24

Join us Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 11:00am at the meeting locations listed below to clean up loose litter in the Municipality. Garbage bags, gloves and visibility vests will be provided.

Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Each day you volunteer, earn a ballot towards the draw for a Zero Waste gift basket! Draw will be done on Friday, April 25, 2020.

Meeting Areas:

  • Monday April 20: Talbot Line Park – 27019 Talbot Line
  • Tuesday April 21: 10581 Coyne Road (corner of Marsh Line and Coyne Road)
  • Wednesday April 22: 27619 Ash Line
  • Thursday April 23: South Dunwich Hall – 29593 Talbot Line
  • Friday April 24: Sons of Scotland Park Pavilion – 244 Miller Road

Register HERE!

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