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This Friday, November 13th, we are planting trees in Port Colborne, reforesting approximately 3 hectares. Contact our Project Manager, Allison, by phone or email for more information.

Project Technician Position

The Niagara Restoration Council welcomes Dale Hibrant as our new Project Technician. With his recent graduation from the Niagara College Ecosystem Restoration post graduate program, Dale brings a great amount of fresh knowledge and experience to NRC. He will assist our Environmental Project Manager, Allison Graszat, with the implementation of the new Conserving Niagara’s Forests for the Future project.

New Environmental Project Manager

The Niagara Restoration Council (NRC) is happy to announce that we are welcoming Allison Graszat to the role of Environmental Project Manager. Allison brings 8 years of experience in the restoration field in Niagara. She was most recently employed as a Restoration Assistant with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. Her duties there included not only managing “in ground” restoration projects but also facilitating several of the CA’s education and outreach programs. Allison’s exceptional organizational skills and experience engaging local interest groups and the public will all be assets to the NRC.

She will begin her new role on May 12th 2014. This will allow some overlap with our current Environmental Project Manager, Barry Porter who is leaving the NRC for a new adventure in Grande Prairie, Alberta. We wish Barry the best of luck and we look forward to working with Allison, Welcome aboard!

Miller Creek Garbage Cleanup

Volunteer Planting: Miller Creek

The Niagara Restoration Council (NRC) would like to announce the final volunteer planting for the Miller Creek Habitat Enhancement Project. In partnership with the Town of Fort Erie, a site has been chosen in a section of Miller Creek that runs adjacent to Petit Road in Fort Erie. This section of the creek has recently been maintained as a drain by the Town and is in much need of restoration. The map below, shows the project site circled in red between Bowen Road and Bridge Street. The creek is highlighted as a thick blue/black line, the section that is within the red circle will be planted. Volunteers can park near the Creek on the East side of Petit Road.

The volunteer planting will occur on Friday September 27th at 9 am. With over 5000 pieces of plant material to install we want to make sure we have plenty of time to get it done. Volunteer groups from the local high school, college and community will be volunteering their time and effort to ensure the project site is completed. NRC is hoping for many hands to make light work and an overall great day of planting to make a positive change on our environment!!

NRC will be attending the Niagara Environmental Corps. Green Day at Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on September 25th and can provide further details to anyone interested in volunteering on the 27th!! Or, you can contact the NRC directly for further details.

Butterfly Festival

The Bert Miller Nature Club will be hosting a butterfly festival at the Stevensville Conservation Area Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be environmental displays, live butterfly releases, hikes, workshops, native plant sales, kids’ activities, and a barbecue and community planting event. There is an on-line butterfly observation activity to download, for citizen scientists to participate in.

Visit www.bertmillernatureclub.org for more information.

This family friendly event is free. Bring your own refillable water bottle. The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and the Fort Erie Conservation Club are sponsors of this first time festival.


New Project

The Niagara Restoration Council is proud to announce the approval of funding for a new project in Niagara.
See Projects>Miller Creek Habitat Enhancement Project , for more details.

NRC pursuing funding for new project

The Niagara Restoration Council, in partnership with the The Niagara Parks Commission, is currently pursuing funding for a new project that will take place in Niagara called "Teaching with Monarchs in Niagara.

Critical habitat and food supply for Monarch butterflies is being lost every day and the Niagara Restoration Council (NRC) with The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), is going to focus on creating positive changes for this magnificent species. Habitat creation along with education are going to be the main priorities of this new initiative. Reaching out to local schools and communities to create a program to educate students and people about Monarchs and other interdependent species will make the ultimate difference. Together we will help Monarch Butterflies succeed in this ever changing and challenging environment for years to come.

The Monarch Teachers Network of Canada (MTN of C) is the Canadian chapter of the Monarch Teacher Network (MTN). MTN is a growing network of teachers and other educators who use monarch butterflies to teach skills and concepts including how to be responsible stewards of the environment and about our connection with other nations. The NRC and NPC is looking forward to building on this program with the help of local partners and organizations. Together we will create much needed habitat for the Monarch Butterfly and other species by planting naturalized plots in school yards and selected sites in the community. This will provide the food and shelter required for these species survival.

If funding is secured, this project will commence in the Spring of 2013.

2012 Annual General Meeting

This year's AGM is set for Tuesday, November 20th... see About>Upcoming Events, for more details.

NRC Hires New Project Manager - March 2012

The Niagara Restoration Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Porter, as our new Project Manager, effective Thursday March 8th. Further details to follow.


 

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