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Photo of leaves on water surrounded by blue skies

01.28.2020

PROVINCE APPOINTS BILL HODGSON AS NIAGARA SOURCE PROTECTION COMMITTEE CHAIR

The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has appointed Mr. Bill Hodgson to the position of Niagara Source Protection Committee Chair, effective immediately until August 2022.

“Water is the basis for our prosperity, our growth, and our quality of life,” says Bill Hodgson, SPC Chair. “As a resident of the Niagara Region, I understand the importance of protecting our drinking water from its source and the crucial role that Niagara Source Protection plays. I look forward to serving in this role.”

Mr. Hodgson holds a BA and a master’s degree in Agricultural Geography from the University of Guelph. He brings a wealth of experience to this role, including;

  • 11 years as Mayor of the Town of Lincoln;
  • 15 years as a Niagara Regional Councillor;
  • 11 years as a Public-School Board Trustee; and
  • 20+ years as a member of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

The chair of the committee provides direction for all phases of the committee's activities, presides over the source protection committee meetings, represents the committee at various functions, and works with the project manager with respect to the operation and administration of the committee.

“Significant progress has been made in source protection in the Niagara Peninsula Watershed,” adds Brenda Johnson, Source Protection Authority Chair. “We are pleased to welcome Mr. Hodgson to this role, to help us continue to work with all stakeholders to protect sources of drinking water.”

The Drinking Source Water Protection Program was established by the Government of Ontario because of The Clean Water Act in 2006. This resulted in the development of science-based assessment reports and local source protection plans carried out by multi-stakeholder source protection committees, supported by Source Protection Authorities. Together, they guide water protection efforts in areas across Ontario.

For more information on the Niagara Peninsula Source Protection program, visit www.sourceprotection-niagara.ca. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates.
 

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About NPCA:

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 42 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:
Erika Navarro, Communications Specialist
Mobile: 905-650-4027
enavarro@npca.ca