The Niagara Water Quality Protection Strategy is a multi-stakeholder initiative based on public and agency consultation. The NWQPS was developed by the Regional Municipality of Niagara in partnership with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and the Ministry of the Environment, with help from watershed municipalities and local stakeholders. One of the recommendations of the NWQPS was to complete watershed plans for all of the watersheds in the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority's jurisdiction. The NWQPS identified 32 Local Management Areas (LMAs) that is based on watershed boundaries. To this end, the completed watershed plans have adopted the vision as presented in the Niagara Water Quality Protection Strategy:
"Niagara's watersheds will contribute to an improved quality of life for all living things. There will be enough water, of the necessary quality, to sustain healthy rural and urban communities, in harmony with a natural environment, and rich in species diversity. Citizens and neighbours of Niagara will share the responsibility of efficient water use, and will respect the long-term sustainability of all our water systems and the life that depends on them."
Download a map of the sub-watersheds within NPCA's jurisdiction.
Download a map of watershed area plans.
Completed Watershed Plans:
Note that all Plan documents are provided in PDF format.