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Current Projects

Blooms for Bees in Niagara

Building Stream Buffers for Niagara’s Rivers Project (2001 to present)

Conserving Niagara’s Forests for the Future

Past Projects

Baden Powell Park Ecosystem Enhancement Project (1998 to 2000)

Future Forest Tree Planting Program (2001)

Grassy Brook Aquatic Rehabilitation Project (1999 to 2001)

Miller Creek Habitat Enhancement Project (2013)

Naturalizing Fort Erie's Creek Drains (2012 to 2015)

Niagara River Area of Concern Fish Barrier Project (2001 to 2010)

One Mile Creek - Landsdowne Pond Biodiversity Enhancement Project (2010 to 2012)

Pelham Hills Golf and Country Club/Coyle Creek Restoration Project (2005 to 2006)

Restoring Niagara’s Short Hills Project (2010 to 2012)

Returning Nature to Niagara: Thorold–Lake Gibson Corridor Naturalization Project (2008 to 2010)

Trees for Niagara: Wildlife Corridor Enhancement Project (2005 to 2008)


Future Forest Tree Planting Program (2001)

In May of 2001, the Future Forests Tree Planting Program began with an objective of increasing forest cover and wildlife corridors. Utilizing community resources and partnerships, over 9,000 trees were planted over a two-year period on Conservation Authority lands (Binbrook, Chippawa Creek, and Stevensville Conservation Areas). The secondary focus of this project was to educate the project partners and volunteers about ecological restoration, the Niagara River system, and the importance of our natural resources. Bioengineering was also used to control erosion at one of the planting sites. Over 350 volunteers donated their time to make this project successful.

Funding for this project is being graciously donated from Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program ($36,000) and Ontario Power Generation ($850).

The in-kind support for this project was, and continues to be, a vital component. Key members of the Project team are: The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, Glanbrook Conservation Committee, Fort Erie Secondary School, Fort Erie Conservation Club, Bert Miller Nature Club, and of course the many volunteers who have come out, and will hopefully continue to join us with this project.


image Everyone comes to help plant a tree


image Using bioengineering tools to stabilize the bank

 

Did you know that the Niagara River Watershed extends west, almost all the way to Hamilton?


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