AS WELLAND RIVER KEEPERS & SCOUTS PLANT AT CHIPPAWA CREEK CONSERVATION AREA
WELLANDPORT, Ont. (June 9, 2018) – Today at Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority's (NPCA) Chippawa Creek Conservation Area, approximately 50 trees were planted in an ongoing effort to replenish the Niagara Peninsula watershed’s tree canopy.
“We've had to remove several ash trees from our Chippawa park due to damage by the invasive emerald ash borer,” explained NPCA COA Mark Brickell. “We are thrilled to have partnered with volunteers from the Welland River Keepers and the Scouts of Welland and Niagara Falls to replace these lost trees with other native species.” The cost of the trees was funded through the Niagara River Remedial Action Plan initiative, which aims to improve water quality and ecosystem health in the Niagara River and its watershed.
“Over the last year, I’ve seen extraordinary examples of community partners rolling up their sleeves and working alongside the NPCA. But the leadership I’ve seen in our next generation is truly inspiring," said NPCA Board Chair, Sandy Annunziata. "I see it on display every time we plant a tree and it reinforces how powerful these partnerships can be, when multiple groups come together for the common purpose of ensuring the health and resiliency of our watershed.
For more information on partnership opportunities with the NPCA, please visit www.npca.ca or email Renee Bisson, Community Engagement Manager, at email@example.com. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
The NPCA manages the impact of human activities, urban growth, and rural activities in the Niagara Peninsula watershed with programs and services that help keep people and their property safe from flooding and erosion, while retaining the safety of our drinking water.
NPCA manages 41 Conservation Areas, including Ball’s Falls, Binbrook, Long Beach and Chippawa Creek. These lands are held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. NPCA’s Conservation Areas marry nature, culture and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.
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