The Junction Creek Stewardship Committee is a dynamic organization focused on the restoration of a large urban waterway in the City of Greater Sudbury. The Committee was formed in 1999 and became a Canadian registered charity in 2019.
A healthy and revitalized Junction Creek ecosystem
To lead the way for improving and maintaining a healthy Junction Creek watershed by:
- conducting research and monitoring programs to create understanding and inform sound decisions
- organizing restoration activities to recover and protect the watershed
- providing educational opportunities to share knowledge and promote its ecological, economic, and health benefits
- connecting the community with Junction Creek to empower long-term stewardship
Our Operating Principles (pillars)
A. Research & Monitor
Maintain a strong research program and long-term monitoring initiatives. Collect data and produce reports on the current state of various ecological components to create a better understanding of the Junction Creek watershed and for making sound decisions.
B. Restoration & Conservation
Develop data-based restoration and conservation programs. Identify areas that require improvement and prioritize efforts to recover and protect the riparian habitat and biodiversity of the Junction Creek watershed.
C. Education & Awareness
Develop and deliver interactive bilingual educational programs and resources to schools and the community at large. Provide educational opportunities to share knowledge and promote the ecological, economic, and health benefits of the Junction Creek watershed.
D. Connecting the community
Enhance the Junction Creek Waterway Park trail, encourage citizen participation in activities and events that promote the creek, and foster relationships within the community. Connect the community with Junction Creek to develop an increased appreciation for the value of Junction Creek, and promote long-term stewardship.
Our Board of Directors
- SOLEC – recognizing exceptional performance and dedication to improving Great Lakes (2004)
- Urban Stewardship Awards of Excellence (2004)
- Certificate of Recognition - honouring 5 years of service from Nickel Belt MP, Raymond Bonin (2004)
- Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to the Children’s Water Festival (2006, 2008, 2010)
- Restoration and Rehabilitation Silver Award from Canada Post (2007)
- Tree Planting Challenge – recognizing efforts to plant trees (2008)
- R. Dymond Public Service Award (2008)
- Nickel Conservation District Authority – recognition for efforts to restore the creek (2008)
- City of Greater Sudbury Certificate of Appreciation (October 2009)
- Community Builders – recognizing extraordinary leadership (2009)
- Healthy Community Recognition Award – City of Greater Sudbury Healthy Community Cabinet (2010)
- Congratulations on Healthy Community Recognition Award from Nickel Belt MPP, France Gelinas (2010)
- Ontario Trillium (2010)
- Healthy Community Recognition Award (2010)
- Sunrisers Rotary Club – Recognition of efforts – Tree was planted in our name (2013)
- Hometown Heroes Group Award (2014)
- Certificate of Recognition - honouring 20 years of service from Sudbury MPP, Jamie West (2019)