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  • February 27, 2014

Ontario Helping Trout Unlimited to Protect Twelve Mile Creek

Ontario Supports Actions to Keep Great Lakes Swimmable, Drinkable, Fishable

Ontario is helping the Niagara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada protect Twelve Mile Creek with a $22,850 grant from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund.

The Niagara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada will use the funds to plant native species along the banks of Twelve Mile Creek in Pelham to help lower water temperatures. This will protect native species and raise the overall water quality in this waterway that flows into Lake Ontario.

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


  • More than 80 per cent of Ontarians get their drinking water from the Great Lakes.
  • Ontario’s Great Lakes basin is home to 40 per cent of Canada’s economic activity.
  • More than 4,000 species of plants, fish and wildlife live in the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem – it’s one of the most biologically rich regions in Canada.
  • Ontario’s Great Lakes form the longest freshwater coastline in the world, stretching more than 11,000 kilometres.
  • The Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund will be announcing its third call for applications next month.


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