Greening at Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is steward to over 1,720 hectares of land along the entire Niagara River corridor from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. This Ecologically Environmentally Sensitive-classified land and the Niagara Gorge are home to one of the highest concentrations of species at risk anywhere in Ontario and Canada. Niagara Parks takes environmental management seriously to ensure the lands are preserved and conserved for generations.

About Greening at Niagara Parks:

  • The NPC implements several Project Green Initiatives that focus on preservation and enhancement of natural features including stewardship, conservation, education and preservation.
  • Partnerships such as with Trees Ontario ensure environmentally sustainability
  • Plant Health Care and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is important and Niagara Parks actively reduces the use of pesticide use yearly. For the last 15 years, the majority of parkland in the area receives no pesticides.
  • Over 21 per cent of land within Niagara Parks is classified as Ecologically Environmentally Sensitive, which will ensure the protection of that land for the future.
  • Niagara Parks Golf operations are committed to improving environmental management and have achieved full certification with the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.
  • No detail is overlooked and Niagara Parks is committed to emissions reduction, which encourages motor coaches and buses that travel throughout Niagara Parks to turn off engines when not in use.
  • Biodegradable raincoats are used at popular Journey Behind the Falls and Niagara‚Äôs Fury attractions to limit the amount of waste.
  • Over 40,000 trees and saplings are scheduled to be planted in 2015-2016 to continue the commitment to forest management in Niagara Parks.

Niagara Parks is committed to being a leader in environmental management and practices reduce, reuse, recycle and compost initiatives when available.