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Photo of Monarch Butterfly on purple New England Aster
tree entrance to lake in the NPCA watershed

07.08.2021

62nd Annual General Meeting & Board of Directors Meeting Highlights - June 2021

Photo of Queens Royal Beach with Niagara River RAP logo in white

07.07.2021

NIAGARA RIVER REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN PARTNERSHIP RESULTS IN WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AT QUEEN’S ROYAL BEACH

Partners Seek Feedback Regarding Niagara River Water Quality Indicator

Hiking trail surrounded by greenery- Two Mile Creek Conservation Area

06.30.2021

FOREST AND STREAM REHABILITATION WORK AT TWO MILE CREEK CONSERVATION AREA

The operation will address concerns of ash tree mortality, trail-user safety, ecosystem diversity, and creek debris.

Orange Banner, Candle & Shoes- Every Child Matters

06.21.2021

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

Recognizing the essential connection of land and water stewardship to the traditional and historical knowledge of Indigenous peoples

Orange banner, with lit candle and shoes- Honouring Indigenous children who were lost to the Residential School System

06.16.2021

STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY

Statement regarding Residential Schools & Truth and Reconciliation

NPCA logo on background of green trees and blue skies

06.02.2021

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – May 2021

Entrance Sign at Wainfleet Wetlands

05.21.2021

INCREASED SECURITY AND ENFORCEMENT AT WAINFLEET WETLANDS CONSERVATION AREA DURING LONG WEEKEND

Addressing potential concerns at Wainfleet Wetlands and Quarry Conservation Area leading up to the Victoria Day long weekend.

NPCA Logo on background of trees and skies

05.11.2021

TREATING OF GYPSY MOTH CATERPILLARS AT CHIPPAWA CREEK CONSERVATION AREA

Campground area north of Regional Road 45 not being treated

NPCA Logo on background of green trees and blue skies

05.07.2021

NPCA PURCHASES 70 ACRES OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC GREENSPACE

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is pleased to announce the purchase of 70 acres on Morgan’s Point Road in Wainfleet, Ontario.

creek in niagara region

05.04.2021

NPCA Statement on Creek Maintenance and Debris

The NPCA recognizes the benefits of a healthy environment, as do our many municipal partners and environmental stakeholders. In the NPCA’s capacity as one of the local environmental champions, we are committed to working with all of our municipal partners

Monarch butterfly in Niagara

04.29.2021

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – April 2021

Board of Directors Highlights from April 2021

Restoration Planting With Volunteers - November 2020

04.22.2021

HONOURING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF VOLUNTEERS & RECOGNIZING THE VALUE OF ONE AND POWER OF MANY

Looking back at 2020 and the annual Conservation Awards ceremony

Photo of individual planting, in brown dirt, with shovel and watering can

04.22.2021

EXPLORING NEW WAYS TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY

Safe activities and events to celebrate and connect with nature

Butterfly on Brown-Eye Betty

04.08.2021

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – March 2021

Board of Directors

Help shape the next 10 years of conservation text with background photo of St. Johns CA surrounded by green trees, water, and skies

03.29.2021

SHAPING THE NEXT 10 YEARS OF CONSERVATION IN THE NIAGARA PENINSULA WATERSHED

Louth waterfall

03.28.2021

Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act

2021

Photo of twelve mile creek running water surrounded by brown branches, trees, and rocks

03.23.2021

Twelve Mile Creek Action Plan Community Information session

npca loog on background of trees with green leaves and blue skies

02.26.2021

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – February 2021

winter at louth

02.26.2021

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – January 2021

Poster in yellow and blue with background of blue water at Wainfleet Wetlands property- Let's Chat Wainfleet

02.23.2021

NPCA & TOWNSHIP OF WAINFLEET LAUNCH PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Niagara Falls winter birds, flowing falls and warm blue skies

02.08.2021

A Sneak-Peek into the 3rd Annual Birds on the Niagara Virtual Celebration

Virtual Info session

02.04.2021

Trout Unlimited Niagara Chapter Hosts Virtual Workshop on Watershed Management Innovation

Catch up and Learn

Winter scenery in Niagara Falls, surrounded by grey skies and winter birds

02.01.2021

Birds on the Niagara, Bi-National Celebration of Winter Birds

Join the 3rd annual festival from the safety and comfort of home

snowy trail surrounded by bare brown trees and twigs

02.01.2021

STATEMENT REGARDING ICE CONDITIONS & ICE SAFETY

Aerial view of planting by NPCA and FOMC. Trees and shrubs in green space and land.

01.21.2021

NPCA & FRIENDS OF ONE MILE CREEK; WORKING TOGETHER FOR 17 YEARS OF CONSERVATION

Leaves on water surrounded by blue water and blue skies

12.10.2020

NPCA REMAINS COMMITTED TO KEEPING PEOPLE AND PROPERTY SAFE AND CONSERVING THE WATERSHED’S NATURAL RESOURCES

12.05.2020

Changes Fall Short of Addressing Conservation Authorities’ Concerns

Holiday trail photo. Trees surrounded by snow and snowflakes

12.04.2020

BALL’S FALLS HOLIDAY TRAIL SPARKS A NEW TRADITION

TD Friends of the Environment Picture Collage with logos and people standing by trees

12.03.2020

PARTNERS PLANT TREES IN FORT ERIE & ST. CATHARINES THANKS TO TD FRIENDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT FOUNDATION GRANT

Hedley Trail late fall

12.01.2020

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – November 2020

Photo of St. Johns. Green trees around water pond

11.25.2020

Conservation Authorities Need Your Help- Bill 229

water and rocks surrounded by dark trees and blue clear skies

11.18.2020

MEDIA COVERAGE ON BILL 229 & CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES

npca white logo surrounded by green trees and blue skies

11.18.2020

PROVINCE TYING CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES UP IN RED TAPE

Road surrounded by yellow and green leafs

11.13.2020

CHANGES TO CA ACT WILL IMPACT NPCA WATERSHED MANAGEMENT & PROGRESS MADE ON AG RECOMMENDATIONS

NPCA white logo in blue background surrounded by blush green trees

11.10.2020

NPCA’S PRELIMINARY RESPONSE TO PROPOSED CHANGES TO CONSERVATION AUTHORITY ACT

Louth Falls in the Autumn season

11.01.2020

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – October 2020

Board of Directors

photo of hedley slough forest, trees and water

10.19.2020

NPCA AND PARTNERS TAKE ACTION TO RESTORE AND IMPROVE THE NIAGARA PENINSULA WATERSHED

NPCA Letterhead with surrounding greenery

10.05.2020

NPCA ANNOUNCES JACKIE OBLAK ELECTED CHAIR OF PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Applications are being accepted for two committee vacancies

Marsh in the Fall Niagara Region

10.01.2020

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – September 2020

Board of Directors

Binbrook planting- group of people planting trees

09.29.2020

VOLUNTEERS RE-NATURALIZE NEW LAND PARCEL AT BINBROOK CONSERVATION AREA

Photo of Niagara River- Niagara Falls

09.15.2020

NPCA Receives Federal Funding to Continue Implementation of Niagara River RAP

Pollinators on orange milkweed

09.11.2020

Mickey DiFruscio & Family Legacy Pollinator Project Planting at Fairview Cemetery

Celebration of Nations poster- black, red, yellow colours

09.10.2020

NPCA PARTNERS WITH CELEBRATION OF NATIONS

The Mighty Niagara and the Great Lakes Watershed

annualfestival poster

09.09.2020

46TH ANNUAL BALL’S FALLS THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL- A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

A Niagara Tradition That Cannot Be Missed

Blue water surrounded by green leaves

07.27.2020

NPCA CONFIRMS CHANDRA SHARMA AS PERMANENT CAO & SECRETARY TREASURER

NPCA white logo in photo of blue skies and tall green trees

07.16.2020

BEHAVIOURAL AND CAPACITY ISSUES TAKING PLACE AT NPCA CONSERVATION AREAS

WATER SURROUNDED BY CLOUDS AND GREENERY, SUNRISE TIME

07.08.2020

STATEMENT REGARDING ACCIDENT AT BALL’S FALLS CONSERVATION AREA

st johns CA in the autumn

07.07.2020

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – June 2020

Board of Directors

Photo of Minister's visit with various people standing around centre for conservation

06.24.2020

MINISTER OF HERITAGE, SPORT, TOURISM AND CULTURE, HONOURABLE LISA MACLEOD VISITS BALL’S FALLS CONSERVATION AREA

child fishing at chippawa

06.17.2020

NPCA CONSERVATION AREAS ENTER PHASE TWO OF PROVINCIAL REOPENING FRAMEWORK

Road and quarry photo

05.30.2020

Wainfleet Takes Dim View of By-law Disrespect

Water rushing through rocks meeting

05.26.2020

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights- May 2020

Photo of wetland and greenery at e.c. brown conservation areas

05.10.2020

CONSERVATION AREA TRAILS OPEN FOR PASSIVE USE

A phased approach to reopening our conservation areas

kids hiking nature pathways

04.27.2020

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights-April 2020

Brown rocks under a river

04.21.2020

CONSERVATION AUTHORITY LAUNCHES ONLINE ENGAGEMENT PORTAL

Information relating to COVID-19 and its impact on programs, services, and events

Water and greenery floating, surrounded by green skies

03.25.2020

CONSERVATION AREAS CLOSED TO PUBLIC, INCLUDING PASSIVE USE

Photo of people around the table at the full authority meeting

03.20.2020

MARCH FULL AUTHORITY MEETING - CANCELLED

Poster for hawkwatch with hawk in background, brown colour

03.19.2020

ANNUAL NIAGARA PENINSULA HAWKWATCH OPEN HOUSE- CANCELLED

centre for conservation at balls falls surrounded by green blooms and blue cloudy skies

03.19.2020

FULL AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING TELECONFERENCE

Outdoor greenery and leafs changing colour around a road

03.16.2020

NPCA ANNOUNCES CONSERVATION AREA FACILITIES CLOSED TO PUBLIC

Greenery floating on water surrounded by sunset and skies

03.14.2020

Conservation Area Facilities Closed to the Public

Three kids pointing to insects at conservation areas

03.14.2020

Ball’s Falls March Break Camp Programming Cancelled

Kids at camp overlooking the ball's falls waterfalls

03.13.2020

BALL’S FALLS MARCH BREAK ADVENTURE DAY CAMP REMAINS OPEN

Greenery floating on water surrounded by blue skies

03.11.2020

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights- February

conservation awards recipients

02.27.2020

NPCA RECOGNIZES THE EFFORTS AND COMMITMENT OF VOLUNTEERS

creek water image of clean flowing water

02.06.2020

NPCA LAUNCHES CLIENT SERVICE STANDARDS GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING AND PERMIT REVIEW

Photo of leaves on water surrounded by blue skies

01.28.2020

PROVINCE APPOINTS BILL HODGSON AS NIAGARA SOURCE PROTECTION COMMITTEE CHAIR

01.24.2020

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights-January

Scenic photo of Binbrook Conservation Area, trees and grass

01.17.2020

STATEMENT FROM NPCA BOARD CHAIR REGARDING BOARD EXPENSES

brenda johnson photo at board of directors

01.15.2020

NPCA BOARD HOLDS ITS 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Chair Brenda Johnson and Vice Chair Bruce Mackenzie Elected

water on top of brown rocks

01.09.2020

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s Position on Climate Change

Trees and blue sky with NPCA logo

01.09.2020

UNAUTHORIZED TREE REMOVAL RESULTS IN CHARGES LAID BY NPCA

Collage of photos including board of directors, CAO and staff in a yellow flower background

12.27.2019

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights-December

Photo of twelve mile creek

12.20.2019

A Partnership in the Making: Trout Unlimited Canada and the NPCA sign MOA

Ball's Falls Centre for Conservation surrounded by greenery

12.19.2019

WOMENCHANT CHORUS & DRUMMERS BENEFIT CONCERT FOR NIAGARA PENINSULA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION ON SUNDAY

Photo of wetland-land area surrounded by green aquatic plants

12.19.2019

STATEMENT ON NEW WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY PASSED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

blue water and rocks

12.17.2019

NPCA IS FIRST CONSERVATION AUTHORITY TO USE ALERTABLE APP

Alertable allows Flood Advisories to be sent straight to user, on their device

NPCA logo surrounded by trees and blue skies

12.12.2019

NPCA WELCOMES MS. CHANDRA SHARMA AS NEW CAO

Green blooming trees surrounded by blue water

12.12.2019

NPCA Voluntary Salary Disclosure

Water on top of brown rocks

11.28.2019

Conservation Authorities Pleased Their Role in Ontario’s Flood Management is Recognized

2019 Flood Advisor Report

Photo of centre for conservation at balls falls surrounded by greenery

11.26.2019

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights-November

Gloomy view of water with greenery around it

11.07.2019

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING HIGHLIGHTS: OCTOBER

Green leaves floating on the water

11.05.2019

STATEMENT REGARDING NPCA SALARY DISCLOSURES

Nature and lake shot

10.18.2019

JOINT STATEMENT: NPCA & FORMER CAO, MARK BRICKELL

People running and spending time outdoors in green space and trees

10.18.2019

Ontario Launches Healthy Parks Healthy People Consultation

Take the Survey!

NPCA Logo with green trees and blue sky

10.10.2019

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights- September

September 18, 2019

Pumpkin on glass with wooden welcome sign

09.29.2019

ANNUAL BALL’S FALLS THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 45 YEARS

A NIAGARA FAVOURITE FAMILY TRADITION

Trees and NPCA logo

09.27.2019

NPCA SUPPORTS THE CLIMATE CHANGE RALLY

Office Closure & Statement by NPCA Board Chair, Dave Bylsma

Bee pollinating purple flowers

09.18.2019

Niagara Region Pollinator Garden Planting Event

Group of students and staff wearing green with a background of nature and lake

09.10.2019

Niagara Rowing School & NPCA Provide Kids With Outdoor Adventures at Jordan Harbour

Green space and lake

08.19.2019

Province Moves to Constrain Conservation Authorities’ Programs and Services

kids pointing at insects at conservation area

08.15.2019

NIAGARA PENINSULA CONSERVATION AUTHORITY HOSTS “BIOBLITZ”

AT BALL'S FALLS CONSERVATION AREA

Dave Byslma and Gayle Wood discuss project sitting at a table at Ball's Falls Conservation Area

07.24.2019

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXTENDS CAO CONTRACT

Contract Extended Until December 31, 2019

Trees and NPCA logo

07.19.2019

Public Notice Regarding Falsified Information

Green space and lake

06.28.2019

NPCA GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

Postponed

Trees and NPCA logo

06.21.2019

NPCA STATEMENT REGARDING PORT COLBORNE QUARRY PIT 1

Green space surrounding Centre for Conservation at Ball's Falls

06.17.2019

JUNE 19 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Meeting will begin with closed session.

Trees and NPCA logo

06.10.2019

Mountainview Natural Playground & Healing Garden, opens at Pathstone

Photo of historical church at Ball's Falls

05.27.2019

STAR TREK DISCOVERY FILMS AT BALL’S FALLS CONSERVATION AREA

A new philosophical planet— ‘New Eden’— known as Ball’s Falls

Green space surrounding Centre for Conservation building at Ball's Falls

05.17.2019

NPCA WELCOMES CITIZEN APPOINTEES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS