At NPCA's Chippawa Creek
For Immediate Release
WELLANDPORT, Ont. (November 8, 2018) – Earlier today, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) relocated six redbud trees and one horizontal dogwood tree to Chippawa Creek Conservation Area, which were generously donated by Mr. Steve Megannety of Niagara Falls.
“The NPCA does important work for conservation in the region. This is just a tiny thank you from my family to yours,” said Mr, Meganetty, who was there to help plant the trees he donated for relocation at Chippawa Creek Conservation Area.
The NPCA is currently executing its Strategic Plan 2018-2021, which includes rebuilding the canopy by planting one million trees and three million native plants as an area of focus for the organization. Planting these trees on NPCA property helps ensure that they will be conserved for generations to come.
“These redbuds and the dogwood are a wonderful example of technology facilitating a simple, but positive outcome for the resilience of the Niagara Peninsula watershed,” says NPCA Communications Specialist Krystle Caputo. “Mr. Megannety’s kind-hearted gesture started as a message on Twitter, and turned into him taking action with us. I hope others will be inspired to do the same.”
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