Niagara Parks and the Environment

Most people are not aware that nearly 1/3 of all Niagara Parks’ property consists of natural areas.  Even more unknown is the fact that the Niagara Parks Commission controls more land beneath the river (river bed) then dry land.

NPC has established an enviable record of land stewardship that is reflected in its own Environmental Mission Statement (EMS), which was adopted by the Commission on July 21, 2000.  According to the Statement, it is NPC’s goal to “improve environmental quality and sustainable development throughout the Parks system for the benefit of visitors, employees and associates”.

Properties and Planning staff work closely with governing environmental bodies to ensure proper care and consideration is given to natural areas situated all along the Niagara river corridor, before any development occurs on land or in water.

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