|Address & Map|
250 Thorold Rd W, 3rd Flr
Welland, ON L3C 3W2
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|After Hours Phone||289-213-2420 (For emergencies only)|
|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||Haldimand County - parts of ; Hamilton (City of) - parts of ; Niagara Region|
|Description||Autonomous corporate body established under Conservation Authorities Act. |
Now celebrating 54 years as a steward of our natural heritage, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority was established on April 30, 1959 and serves approximately 500,000 people in a 2,424-square kilometer area encompassing the entire Niagara Region, 21% of the City of Hamilton and 25% of Haldimand County. Throughout the NPCA’s decades of service in the area of land and watershed management, our efforts have focused on a variety of programs.
Our agency is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and general well-being of the citizens in our watershed and to that end, the NPCA had the foresight to pursue the acquisition of some of the most sensitive and scenic conservation lands found in Niagara - lands that are now held in trust for generations to come.
The activities of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 15 members appointed by the member municipalities. The Directors are committed to serving the local rural and urban communities on behalf of the watershed municipalities and contribute their leadership and expertise in decisions that determine the policies and programs of the Authority
Water Management Division is one of the Authority’s core program areas and plays a paramount role in protecting the health of our waterways and natural areas for present and future generations. With the continued economic pressures that affect all aspects of our community, the programs undertaken by the Authority strive to provide a balance between responsible resource management and the infrastructure, development and economic needs of the many diverse stakeholders we serve.
The NPCA’s Land Management Division is entrusted with the management and operation of 37 properties that have been acquired by the Authority since 1961. These properties total more than 7,200 acres (2,920 hectares) and are protected and maintained for both their natural heritage features and for recreational value such as camping and access to our various watercourses.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Dates||All year, excluding Christmas week|
|Fees||For some programs|
|Service Categories||Administrative Entities ~ Environmental Issues ; Campgrounds ; Land Conservation ; Plant Conservation ; Public Parks ; Water Resources Conservation ; Watershed Conservation ; Wildlife Conservation|
|See Also Terms||Animal Rights Groups ; Botanical Gardens/Arboreta ; Categorical Program Administrative Units ; Drinking Water Donation Programs ; Garden/Flower Shows ; Horticultural Societies ; Special Animal Permits ; Wildlife Appreciation Societies|
|Subjects||Campgrounds ; Conservation areas ; Historical conservation ; Parks ; Recreational facilities ; Water conservation|