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RESTORATION PROGRAM

The NPCA is taking action to restore and improve water quality, wildlife habitat and forest cover across the NPCA watershed. In 2019, the NPCA has launched a revitalized restoration program with the vision of:

‘Fostering collaboration among partners in the watershed to protect and restore water quality and diverse habitats by completing projects that meet the long-term mandate of the NPCA.’

The Niagara Peninsula watershed is highly degraded in contrast to what conservation literature suggests is required for a healthy and sustainable watershed. NPCA water quality monitoring results reflect this indicating that most of the surface waters in the Niagara Peninsula watershed are either poor or impaired

The Restoration Program is shaped by the following Guiding Principles:

a) Embracing partnerships and shared responsibility;

b) Leveraging funding opportunities for an incentive-based cost sharing program;

c) Promoting of adaptive management to meet the changing needs on the landscape;

d) Conveying awareness of the benefits of environmental restoration and to celebrate success.

The top line Goals of the Restoration Program are to:
  1. Improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and forest cover to the benefit of local ecosystems and the overall health of the watershed;
  2. Monitor, assess, and communicate the change of these conditions in the watershed; and
  3. Enable innovative approaches, partnerships, and solutions to improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and forest cover.

Who can apply?

  1. Private and Public Landowners
  2. Incorporated Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  3. Non-incorporated organizations (Nature Clubs, “Friends of” organizations)

Important Dates

We are now accepting applications for 2019 projects. The first due date for 2020 projects will be September 30, 2019. An addition call for submissions may come in January in 2020 if required.

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