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

Join Trout Unlimited Canada Niagara Chapter and NPCA on Tuesday, March 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m. to find out why Book Trout are disappearing from Twelve Mile Creek and how we can bring them back.

About this Event

Twelve Mile Creek is home to Niagara's only population of native Brook Trout . This sensitive species is an indicator of clean, healthy water. Not too long ago Brook Trout thrived in all sections of Upper Twelve Mile Creek. Sadly the impact of rapid growth in surrounding communities and increasingly severe weather events has caused Brook Trout to retreat to a few pockets in the watershed.

Twelve Mile Creek is experiencing a historically high degree of flooding . Problems with water balance has resulted in erosion, sedimentation and higher water temperatures - serious threats to Brook Trout habitat Landowners have also suffered extensive property damage.

On March 30th at 7 p.m. via Zoom The Niagara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada will present a short presentation on the life cycle of Brook Trout: "The Hard Life of Brook Trout in Twelve Mile Creek". This presentation will be followed by a discussion on what we need to do to have clean healthy water and restore the Brook Trout population in Niagara's most significant watershed.

If you live on or around the Twelve Mile Creek watershed this is an opportunity to understand what is impacting it and to provide input into a ten year plan to restore the health of the watershed.

Please register and we will send you the Zoom link so you can attend.

This presentation is sponsored by the Niagara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.