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The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) invites members of the community in Niagara, Haldimand, and Hamilton to its upcoming virtual information session on August 24. Residents of the watershed will contribute to the development of NPCA’s planning and permitting guidelines.

The NPCA is updating its planning and permitting policy documents used to guide NPCA staff in making decisions on NPCA permits and providing comments on planning applications. During this process, the NPCA will also develop a Procedural Manual to assist staff in implementing the Policy document.

A virtual public information meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. to share details about the current policies, present key components and themes, and answer additional questions. Community members are encouraged to visit the Get Involved NPCA online engagement portal to register to attend the meeting, view supporting documents, or leave a comment or question for staff. 

“Engagement with the watershed community and stakeholders has been our top priority in the policy review process,” said Chandra Sharma, Chief Administrative Officer & Secretary-Treasurer at NPCA. “We remain committed to maintaining quality, improving services, and achieving greater understanding and cooperation amongst stakeholders, community members, and staff.”

Registration is required to participate in the information session. The meeting will be recorded and made available on the Get Involved NPCA portal for interested participants unable to attend. Questions and written feedback will be accepted online until September 9. Use the ‘subscribe’ widget to receive automatic updates when information is posted. 

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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 60 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. 

Questions related to the above release should be directed to:  
Erika Navarro, Communications Specialist 
Mobile: 905-650-4027