For Immediate Release
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. (November 2, 2018) – Earlier today, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) assisted the City of Niagara Falls’ ongoing tree planting initiative “Park in the City”, which is intended to encourage a clean and safe city that contains attractive gardens, streetscapes and gateways, and to encourage stewardship of natural resources in terms of conservation, recycling, and planning.
“As we continue to implement our Rebuild the Canopy: One million trees and three million native plants initiative, we are grateful for opportunities such as this with the City of Niagara Falls. Every tree and every native plant put in the ground helps improve the quality of the Niagara Peninsula watershed,” said NPCA CAO Mark Brickell. “Over this past year alone, we have been fortunate enough to partner with Google, General Motors and TD, to name a few. These partnerships are integral to the work that we do, and we will continue to seek more of them in all shapes and sizes.”
Today’s planting consisted of 75 larger 15-gallon potted trees, and a 500 ft2 pollinator garden. The project was made possible thanks to a grant from CN Railway (CN EcoConnexions), which is administered by the City of Niagara Falls and their Park in the City Committee.
“In late September we planted 300 trees and shrubs in Niagara Falls, and we are thrilled to be back out planting more so soon. Expanding our tree canopy across the City is one of our priorities, and with every tree we plant, we work towards our mandate in Niagara Falls: when we “remove a tree, we replace it with 2 or 3!” says Jim Diodati, NPCA Board Member and Niagara Falls Mayor.
The NPCA manages the impact of human activities, urban growth, and rural activities on 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.
Questions related to the above release should be directed to:
Krystle Caputo, Communications Specialist