Tree Planting



The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) and Knight Archives are pleased to once again partner for an Earth Day fundraising campaign. From April 3 to 28, 2023, Knight Archives will be donating proceeds from their purges and walk-in paper shredding to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation for the purchase of trees to be planted in Grimsby.

Knight Archives is a local document management business in Beamsville. Their 2022 Shredding Earth Day campaign raised $3,000 to plant 2,206 trees at Two Mile Creek Conservation Area. The planting completed at this site was an important part of a forest and stream rehabilitation project started in 2021, to address concerns of invasive species and ecosystem diversity at the conservation area.

Proceeds from this year’s campaign will support the planting of native trees along the 40 Mile Creek corridor in Grimsby, through a joint project between the NPCA and the Town of Grimsby. Every year, more than 150 species of plants and animals become extinct globally. By incorporating native plants and trees in the watershed, this project will help protect and increase local biodiversity and provide other ecosystem benefits such as food for pollinators, habitat for wildlife, filtering pollutants from runoff, and reduced erosion and flooding.

“Our partnership with Knight Archives and the Town of Grimsby supports the NPCA’s strategic goal of fostering relationships with the watershed community to enhance stewardship and advance mutual goals of conservation and address climate change impacts,” says Kerry Royer, community outreach and engagement specialist at the NPCA. “We hope this initiative inspires more local businesses to reach out to the NPCA and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation with similar environmentally-focused project ideas!”

“Knight Archives is committed to the enhancement of the environment and the community by preserving and restoring the habitat,” adds Jane Lockard, President at Knight Archives. “Recycling 100% of the paper we shred reduces the need to use our natural forests for paper products. Planting new trees decreases Knight Archive’s carbon footprint.”

Community members interested in participating can bring documents for secure shredding at the Knight Archives facility or call 905-563-0847 to arrange pick-up. To learn more about Knight Archives and their work, visit

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About NPCA:

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is a community-based natural resource management agency that works to protect, enhance, and sustain healthy watersheds. With more than 63 years of experience, the NPCA offers watershed programs and services that focus on flood and hazard management, source water protection, species protection, ecosystem restoration, community stewardship, and land management.

The NPCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in the Province of Ontario and manages 41 Conservation Areas within the Niagara Peninsula watershed held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. These natural and shared greenspaces marry nature, culture, and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is a registered charitable organization.

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Erika Navarro, Communications Specialist
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