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Lake Erie Shoreline at Long Beach Conservation Area
Winter Solstice Concert with WomEnchant in 2019

11.24.2023

WOMENCHANT WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT RETURNS TO BALL’S FALLS TO BENEFIT NIAGARA PENINSULA CONSERVATION

Group of volunteers enjoying the NPCA volunteer appreciation night

11.16.2023

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION NIGHT CELEBRATES THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HUNDREDS OF NPCA VOLUNTEERS

Wainfleet Wetlands Conservation Area aerial view

11.06.2023

THE NPCA CONTRIBUTES AN ADDITIONAL 830 HECTARES TOWARDS CANADA’S PROTECTED AREAS TARGET

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority adds 11 properties, encompassing 830 hectares, towards Canada’s ambitious goal of protecting 30 per cent of its lands and waters

NPCA table at 2023 Climate Change Summit

10.27.2023

Energy and carbon reduction key topics of 2023 Niagara Climate Change Summit

NC Ecosystem Restoration students at Thorold Planting September 2023

10.11.2023

THOROLD & NPCA INVITE VOLUNTEERS TO COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING AT LAKEVIEW CEMETERY

Orange graphic with youth shoes, in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

09.28.2023

NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION ON SEPT 30

Photo of tree branches with green leaves, sunshine and blue skies

09.27.2023

NIAGARA PENINSULA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW BOARD AND STAFF

NPCF NEW BOARD AND STAFF PREPARE TO LAUNCH 'NATURE FOR ALL, FOR ALWAYS' FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Thanksgiving Festival graphic, orange and red fall colours, logo, join us from October 6 to 9 2023

09.19.2023

BALL’S FALLS THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 49th SEASON

Annual family tradition returns to Ball’s Falls Conservation Area for the holiday long weekend

Reawakening All of Our Senses graphic- orange logo behind black and red fire themed background with all partner logos

09.06.2023

‘REAWAKENING ALL OF OUR SENSES’ PROGRAM RETURNS TO BALL’S FALLS

Engage in learning and reflection with local Indigenous artists, storytellers and knowledge keepers

Woman planting plants into soil

08.31.2023

City of Welland and NPCA invite volunteers to support planting a new community pollinator garden

Brock researchers Kelly Biagi and Vaughn Mangal are gathering samples from the Wignell Drain near Lakeshore Road in Port Colborne to examine contributing factors of algae blooms

08.23.2023

NPCA SUPPORTS RESEARCH OF TOXIC ALGAE IN LOCAL WATERWAY BY BROCK UNIVERSITY

The partnership between the NPCA, the local community and Brock faculty and students laid the foundation for a successful field season for the research team.

New NPCA logo in the middle, photo of Balls Falls Centre upper falls in background

08.20.2023

NEW LOOK, SAME GOALS FOR PROTECTING, ENHANCING AND SUSTAINING HEALTHY WATERSHEDS

NPCA has a new logo and wordmark 

Photo of cross vane constructed at Two Mile Creek Conservation Area in 2022

08.08.2023

TWO MILE CREEK FOREST AND STREAM REHABILITATION PROJECT CONTINUES

Photo of the public advisory committee members

07.19.2023

NPCA WELCOMES NEW PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Photo of Wind Phone at Balls Falls Conservation Area

07.18.2023

WIND PHONE SENDS MESSAGE INTO THE BEYOND

Park visitors enjoy the accessible lookout platform at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area

07.07.2023

BEAMER MEMORIAL CONSERVATION AREA ENHANCEMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY

New parking area, wayfinding, trail system and educational signage coming soon

Soren Guevara [pictured] alongside a storm drain with yellow fish

06.16.2023

ONLY RAIN GOES DOWN THE DRAIN

LOCAL 12-YEAR-OLD ENVIRONMENTALIST MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Photo of Lyons Creek East, creek surrounded by grass and green trees

05.17.2023

JOIN PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION FOR LYONS CREEK EAST- MAY 30

Learn about past and present sediment cleanup plans at the site

Photo of Queens Royal Beach in Niagara on the Lake

05.05.2023

NIAGARA RIVER REACHES IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL MILESTONE

Children learning

04.24.2023

20th Niagara Children’s Water Festival

Family gathered around the fishing pond at St. Johns Conservation Area

04.14.2023

ST. JOHNS POND HOSTS COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION DAY

April 22 will mark the start of trout fishing season at the newly enhanced conservation area

Hawk- Spring Migration

04.04.2023

MONITORING THE MIGRATION OF RAPTORS THIS SPRING AT BEAMER MEMORIAL CONSERVATION AREA

Monitoring of the 2023 spring hawk migration is once again underway, until May 1

Watershed Report Card graphic 2023

03.22.2023

2023 NIAGARA PENINSULA WATERSHED REPORT CARD

A check up on the health of the Niagara Peninsula watershed, focusing on surface and groundwater quality, forest conditions, and watershed features.

Tree Planting

03.16.2023

LOCAL BUSINESS SHREDDING ITS WAY TO CONSERVATION

Knight Archives partners with NPCA on paper shredding fundraising campaign for Earth Day

Chair Rob Foster and Vice-Chair John Metcalfe, at AGM Balls Falls Conservation Area

03.01.2023

NPCA BOARD HOLDS ITS 64TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Chair Robert Foster and Vice-Chair John Metcalfe Re-elected

General Trees For All graphic, got land, lets plant

01.27.2023

TREE PLANTING PARTNERSHIP INVITES PRIVATE LANDOWNERS TO PARTICIPATE IN TREES FOR ALL PROGRAM

Have land? Let’s plant trees for a better tomorrow

Photo of parking lot full of snow, salt responsibly messaging

12.13.2022

Education blitz encourages Ontarians to Salt Responsibly to help protect drinking water sources

Conservation Ontario and local source protection authorities and regions will launch a 15-week public information campaign about how to Salt Responsibly this winter

Niagara Climate Change Summit graphic

12.07.2022

PUTTING A CALL TO ACTION INTO ACTION: Niagara Climate Change Action Network holds inaugural meeting

Niagara Climate Change Action Network holds inaugural meeting

People holding wine glass celebrating

12.07.2022

Town of Lincoln and partners offer free admission to Winter WineFest

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Town of Lincoln, in collaboration with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and Tourism Partnership of Niagara, are offering FREE admission t

Holiday Trail showing church in Glen Elgin with logos of partners

11.16.2022

HOLIDAY WINTER WONDERLAND IS BACK AT BALL’S FALLS 

An evening trail walk experience featuring a 1.5 km illuminated path through natural areas along the Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Mile Creek, and the 1800s heritage village of Glen Elgin.

photo of waterfall in the Rockway Conservation Area

11.14.2022

ROCKWAY CONSERVATION AREA ENHANCEMENT PROJECT 

ROCKWAY UPDATE: This acquisition, and the enhancement features from this project, will allow the NPCA to improve access to greenspace and the opportunities for people to connect with nature while at Rockway.” 

Photo of Lake Erie on Long Beach shore.

11.07.2022

NPCA Comments – Environmental Registry of Ontario Postings: 019-6160, 019-2927, 019-6141 and 019-6161

Comments for the NPCA Chair in regards to the Environmental Registry of Ontario Postings

Wetland restoration photo, wetland surrounded by greenery

11.02.2022

RESTORATION & WATER WELL DECOMMISSIONING COST-SHARING GRANT PROGRAMS AIM TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY

Applications are being accepted for projects in 2023

NPCA LOGO surrounded by green trees and blue skies

10.28.2022

STATEMENT FROM NPCA ON CHANGES TO THE CA ACT

Conservation Award of Merit 2021 2022 winners

10.26.2022

NPCA AWARDS EVENT CELEBRATES LOCAL CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Green trees at EC Brown Conservation Area

10.24.2022

EUROPEAN BLACK ALDER REMOVAL AT E.C. BROWN CONSERVATION AREA

Invasive species control project October 24-28

NPCA Staff, Minister of Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario, and Member of Parliament Niagara Centre

10.17.2022

NPCA IS IMPROVING ACCESS TO NATURE THANKS TO FEDERAL FUNDING  

NPCA is pleased to receive funding through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund and Tourism Relief Fund

Orange graphic to represent National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

09.30.2022

NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION & ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival graphic, October 7 to 10, 2022 with fall colours and decor

09.29.2022

THE BALL’S FALLS THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL IS BACK…TO NORMAL

The annual family tradition returns to Ball’s Falls better than ever!

Reawakening All Our Relations graphic with partner logos

09.07.2022

REAWAKENING ALL OUR RELATIONS EVENT AT BALL’S FALLS

Engage in learning and reflection with local Indigenous artists, storytellers and knowledge keepers

NPCA logo on graphic of green trees and blue skies

09.04.2022

STATEMENT REGARDING INCIDENT AT BINBROOK CONSERVATION AREA

08.29.2022

St. Johns Conservation Area Enhancement Project

Parking lot and pedestrian trails are being upgraded to ensure safe and accessible enjoyment of this beautiful natural area.

Gonders Flat sign

08.25.2022

Gonder’s Flats Wetland Restoration Project Update

Multi-year environmental project enters its construction phase, supported by NPCA.

Eroded coastal sand dune at Nickel Beach. Image captured December 14, 2021 following a severe storm a few days prior

08.22.2022

Community Partners Restore one of Niagara’s Largest Coastal Dune Ecosystems

Two Mile Creek Conservation Area

08.19.2022

TWO MILE CREEK FOREST AND STREAM REHABILITATION PROJECT ENTERS THIRD PHASE

Creek surrounded by green leaves and trees

08.19.2022

THE NPCA INVITES COMMUNITY TO VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION ON AUGUST 24

Get involved in the NPCA policy review

Rockway Falls- waterfalls surrounded by rock

08.17.2022

NPCA ACQUIRES PROPERTY ADJACENT TO ROCKWAY CONSERVATION AREA

1.12-acre property known as Rockway Community Centre

Image of tree with water path in the background

07.22.2022

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – July 15, 2022

Board of Directors - Highlights of the meeting

Volunteers gather at community planting

07.12.2022

AWARD OF MERIT RECOGNIZES ACHIEVEMENTS OF CONSERVATION HEROES

Community is invited to nominate individuals, community groups and businesses who have made an impact in 2021

Marram beach grass growing on a newly restored dune, with the VAST logo overlaid

07.12.2022

VAST Benefits for Great Lakes Shoreline Resiliency from Community Coastal Monitoring

EC Brown Conservation Area

07.06.2022

Join Paddle with a Purpose Tours for Welland River European Water Chestnut Rapid Response Program

Aerial photo of Cave Springs- fall colours

06.22.2022

CAVE SPRINGS CONSERVATION AREA ENHANCEMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY

New parking area, wayfinding, trail system and educational signage on the horizon

National Indigenous Peoples Day Graphic

06.20.2022

RECOGNIZING NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

Cave Springs Conservation Area waterfall, surrounded by greenery

05.24.2022

2021 ANNUAL REPORT: ASPIRING FOR NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATION

Hands in soil with green tree being planted

04.28.2022

4,700 NEW NATIVE TREES TO BE PLANTED AT TWO-MILE CREEK CONSERVATION AREA

Residents are encouraged to register to volunteer at the May 5 Community Planting

Grist Mill at Balls Falls Conservation Area

04.26.2022

Ontario Heritage Trust announces partnership for improvement & expansion of Niagara Twenty Valley Trail

Father and son show fish just caught at St. Johns pond

04.20.2022

ST. JOHNS POND HOSTS FIRST COMMUNITY OUTREACH DAY IN THREE YEARS

The start of trout fishing season and honouring the late Mickey DiFruscio

Graphic of Earth Day and Volunteer Week with beautiful pink tree blossoming in the background

04.19.2022

THE WATERSHED COMMUNITY CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

Local activities and events to connect with nature and invest in our planet

Birds of Prey- American Kestrel- Beamer Hawkwatch Annual Count

04.11.2022

MONITORING THE MIGRATION OF RAPTORS THIS SPRING AT BEAMER MEMORIAL CONSERVATION AREA

Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch volunteers count daily sightings from March to May

Photo of creek with muddy water, Get to know your flood status colours, green, yellow, orange and red circles

03.17.2022

THE ANNUAL SPRING THAW, FLOODING, AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The NPCA monitors flood risks and keeps you informed

Photo of Mickey DiFruscio and Wife, Elizabeth DiFruscio, at 2018 Conservation Awards Gala

02.22.2022

PASSING OF MICKEY DIFRUSCIO

Long-time environmental advocate and Honourary Lifetime Board Member, Mickey DiFruscio, passes at the age of 95

Annual General Meeting Graphic- Frozen Balls Falls Waterfall

02.18.2022

NPCA BOARD HOLDS ITS 63RD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Chair Robert Foster and Vice-Chair John Metcalfe Elected

Crops in direction of the horizon. Farmland

02.10.2022

Hearing the voice of Ontario farmers

OFA

JOIN US! Wainfleet Bog Advisory Committee- Graphic with background of board work at Wainfleet Bog Conservation Area

02.01.2022

WAINFLEET BOG ADVISORY COMMITTEE WELCOMES APPLICATIONS

Members of the watershed community invited to apply

Nature graphic with NPCA logo- Green trees and leaves and blue skies

01.13.2022

FULL AUTHORITY BOARD MEETING TIME CHANGE

Board of Directors and Committee meetings will commence at 9 a.m.

Frost covered twigs in the winter

01.12.2022

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING HIGHLIGHTS – December 2021

Board of Directors- Highlights of the December meeting that was held on the 17th of the month.

Winter Winefest and Balls Falls Holiday Trail Graphic

12.22.2021

Update on Winter WineFest Balls Falls Holiday Trail

Cancellation of this year's Winefest event

Family and friends around the campfire roasting smores, at Holiday Trail

12.14.2021

EXPERIENCE THE WONDERS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT BALL’S FALLS

Holiday Trail features skating rink, live entertainment, local food and drinks, photos with Santa, selfie stations and more

Blue and white background graphic with Winter Winefest and Balls Falls Holiday Trail written

12.07.2021

Winter WineFest Holiday Light Trail: January 7-9, 2022

NEW WEEKEND, NEW LOCATION, NEW PARTNERSHIP!

Bridge at Conservation area in winter season

11.26.2021

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING HIGHLIGHTS – NOVEMBER 2021

Group of partners gathered at Binbrook CA for donation cheque presentation to NPCF and GCC

11.18.2021

NPCA BOARD CHAIR DONATES HONORARIUM TO CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN THE NIAGARA PENINSULA WATERSHED

Partners and volunteers gathered to plant trees at Binbrook

11.16.2021

PARTNERS & VOLUNTEERS ARE AT THE HEART OF RESTORATION PROJECT TO ENHANCE 40 ACRES OF LAND

Restoring 40 acres of farmland at Binbrook Conservation Areaa

2021-2031 Strategic Plan: Nature For All- Graphic with background of St. Johns Pond

11.15.2021

NPCA SETS ITS STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR THE NEXT DECADE OF CONSERVATION ACTION

The NPCA launches 2021-2031 Strategic Plan

Graphic with a Winter theme and logo of the Balls Falls Holiday Trail

11.14.2021

HOLIDAY WINTER WONDERLAND COMING TO BALL’S FALLS

HOLIDAY WINTER WONDERLAND COMING TO BALL’S FALLS - NOVEMBER TO JANUARY

Binbrook Conservation AREA late summer

10.29.2021

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING HIGHLIGHTS – OCTOBER 2021

St Johns Pond surrounded by greenery

10.27.2021

RESTORATION & WATER WELL DECOMMISSIONING COST-SHARING GRANT PROGRAMS AIM TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY

Apply today for the Restoration and Water Well Decommissioning grant programs

Volunteers Assist at Pollinator Garden Installation- Open Natural Space

10.14.2021

LAFORTUNE PARK & TERRY FOX TRAIL; TWO NEW FAVOURITES FOR BUTTERFLIES AND BEES

Newly Installed Mickey DiFruscio & Family Legacy Pollinator Project Gardens

Person with orange glove gardening

10.05.2021

PARTNERSHIP DELIVERS BOOST TO ST. CATHARINES’ URBAN TREE CANOPY

Orange Background with Lit Candle and Child Shoes

09.29.2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation & Orange Shirt Day

comfort maple in early spring season

09.28.2021

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – September 2021

Festival Event Graphic- Shop Online and Live Festival Details

09.10.2021

BRINGING BACK A NIAGARA FAMILY TRADITION TO BALL’S FALLS

47th Annual Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival Returns Online and In-Person

Photo of Citizen Scientist Using VAST- Wearing a grey tshirt, standing by Lake Erie beach shoreline

08.26.2021

COMMUNITY COASTAL MONITORING PROGRAM WILL INSPIRE STEWARDSHIP OF SHORELINE RESILIENCY

Partners have launched a community-based monitoring program to engage the coastal communities of Lake Erie in the stewardship of shoreline resiliency.

Photo of Virgil Dam- Four Mile Creek- Surrounded by green bushes and water

08.25.2021

The NPCA Explores Long-Term Solutions for Lower & Upper Virgil Dams in Four Mile Creek

Header Photo NPCA- Green trees surrounded by clear water and blue skies

08.20.2021

Letter to the Editor- Response to Aug. 18, Sulphur Springs Road article

trail in the npca surrounded by greenspace

08.16.2021

Board of Directors Meeting Highlights – July 2021

Board of Directors- July Highlights

Photo of Lake Niapenco- Virtual Info Session August 19

08.06.2021

SHAPING THE NEXT 10 YEARS OF CONSERVATION, TOGETHER

The NPCA Invites Community to Virtual Public Information Session on August 19

Photo of Monarch Butterfly on purple New England Aster

07.16.2021

2020 ANNUAL REPORT- PROGRESS & RESILIENCE

A Year of Progress and Resilience

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

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