Niagara Parks and TD Bank Group Announce Funding for Trail Improvements at Niagara Glen
- Funding announced for Niagara Glen Trail Safety and Ecosystem Improvement Project
- Trail wayfinding signage and markers improve safety and ease of navigation for trail users
- Project funding provided through TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
Niagara Falls, ON – Niagara Parks hosted its annual Niagara Glen Clean-up Day on May 7, and formally announced the Niagara Glen Trail Safety and Ecosystem Improvement Project, through the generous support of TD Bank Group (TD).
Over 100 volunteers were in attendance for the announcement and clean-up, including representatives of Niagara Parks, the Niagara Parks Foundation and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, to support the preservation of one of southern Ontario’s most beautiful and ecologically diverse trail systems. In response to a significant increase in trail use over recent years, the project aims to enhance visitor safety at the Niagara Glen while protecting the site, which is home to many species-at-risk.
The installation of new trail signage and markers is a result of Niagara Parks’ collaboration with Brock University and Ontario Trails Council, who assisted in determining key priorities for investment, to enhance the social, ecological and economic dimensions of the trails in the Niagara Glen.
Proper signage ensures visitors are choosing trails appropriate for their abilities and keeps them well orientated to find their way back from any location within the trail system. Effective signage also reduces potential damage to this delicate natural habitat, while still offering access to the many points of interest found throughout the Niagara Glen.
Quote from Niagara Parks Chair, April Jeffs
“The opportunity to address both the safety and environmental stewardship of our beloved Niagara Glen is what makes today’s announcement so meaningful,” stated Niagara Parks Chair, April Jeffs, “Easy to understand signs and trail markers not only improve the overall experience for trail users, but also support the protection of this delicate natural habitat, so we can continue to share this special place with future generations,” Jeffs went on to add.
The Niagara Glen
Located deep in the Niagara Gorge, stairways lead to rugged paths that wind through this pristine pocket of Carolinian Forest, past prehistoric geological formations and a diverse collection of vegetation and wildlife. The Niagara Glen overlooks the rapid waters of the Niagara River and the natural phenomenon that is the Niagara River Whirlpool.
About TD Bank Group
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group. TD is the fifth largest bank in North America by assets and serves more than 26 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centers around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 15 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.8 trillion in assets on January 31, 2022. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.