Care about the water quality, wildlife and natural environment of the One Mile Creek watershed in Niagara on the Lake
The Landowner Stewardship Guide was developed especially for residents living within the One Mile Creek watershed in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Plants of southern Ontario forests are not only beautiful, but essential to maintaining the diversity and health of our forests. A new guide available for free download makes it easy to identify native woodland plants of the Niagara Peninsula watershed.
The Friends of One Mile Creek website is happy to provide links to other websites in Niagara on the Lake that may be of interest to people interested in natural conservation.
Suggestions for plants to be grown on the banks of One Mile Creek. Called a riparian buffer, the plants improve water quality by slowing the flow of water over the land, allowing it to infiltrate into the soil. Buffers also provide habitat, increasing biodiversity. The vegetation removes sediment and pollution, such as fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria and even road salt.
We have a tradition in Niagara on the Lake of private landowners taking efforts to further natural conservation. If you have a property adjacent to One Mile Creek, there are some simple but effective ways to help improve water quality.
A group of neighbourhood volunteers has created a pollinator garden at the entrance to the Heritage Trail at Paffard and Charlotte Streets, on the upper reaches of One Mile Creek.
Volunteers from Unilever Canada converged on the Town park at King and John Streets to spend an hour weeding the 2020 plantings.
The pollinator garden at the corner of John and King streets initiated by Friends of One Mile Creek continues to flourish.
Mulch helps new plantings of native trees and shrubs in the public park at King and John Streets.
The large buffer/pollinator garden at the top of the hill abutting One Mile Creek on the public land at 433 William Street was planted starting in 2012 and is looking spectacular in 2021. The area that today is a public park was the town dump in the 1940s.
Volunteers planted 450 native plants and shrubs on Oct. 24, 2020, in the park area at the corner of King and John St. in Old Town in the restoration project organized by Friends of One Mile Creek.