In 1997, when support for the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the Niagara River Area of Concern was required, the Niagara Restoration Council was incorporated in order to help facilitate the RAP. This was initially a temporary adjustment to the NRC’s mandate. However, given the success of the NRC’s contributions, the NRC underwent a change of direction to a project-based organization, in 2001. This was primarily done for the purpose of securing much needed core-funding. After a thorough examination of local environmental groups, it was recognized that the NRC offered a resource that otherwise was not being offered in the Niagara Region.
The NRC is now a non-profit, non-government environmental organization that runs “in the ground”, large-scale projects that utilize volunteers from all sectors of the Niagara community.
Where is the Niagara Region?
The Niagara Region is located in the southern part of Ontario (Canada) between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Given the presence of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Region is home to one of the most renowned stretches of water in the world; the Niagara River. In addition to housing the famous Niagara Falls and Niagara River, the Niagara Region also contains several large Canadian cities, including Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, and St. Catharines.
What is the Niagara Restoration Council?
Simply put, the Niagara Restoration Council is a group of people, like you, who are concerned about the environment’s health in the Niagara Region. We are motivated to work towards its restoration and long-term sustainability. We are also involved in various restoration, community education and public awareness projects, specifically focused on environmental topics. While working on these projects we like to have fun and promote a sense of community.
What does the Niagara Restoration Council do?
The Niagara Restoration Council is committed to the development and implementation of restoration, naturalization, and reforestation projects. In doing so, the NRC aims to encourage:
1) Ecosystem Improvement – the NRC seeks to improve the ecological health of areas that have been disturbed by either human or natural causes.
2) Environmental Education – we believe that it is only through education that long lasting changes can be made.
3) Awareness – the NRC makes comments and voices an environmental opinion on many issue papers, planning documents and public forums.
What is the Mandate of the Niagara Restoration Council?
“To protect, maintain and actively restore the ecosystems of Niagara.”