Care about the water quality, wildlife and natural environment of the One Mile Creek watershed in Old Town in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.
Resources for landowners in Niagara on the Lake
The Landowner Stewardship Guide developed especially for residents living within the One Mile Creek watershed in Niagara-on-the-Lake provides information about the watershed, how your actions can impact the environment, and gives suggestions for better environmental decision making. Get a free PDF download.
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.
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.
activities of friends of one mile creek
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.
A group of 40 volunteers from Unilever Canada converged on the Town park at King and John Streets on June 8 to spend an hour weeding the areas planted in 2020 with native trees and shrubs.
The pollinator garden at the corner of John and King streets initiated by Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) in 2016 is flourishing after five years.
With all the discussion by federal and provincial governments about investment in infrastructure, Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) wants to increase the discussion about how green infrastructure can play a vital role in Niagara on the Lake through beneficial socio-economic and environmental assets.
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) maps show 93 properties in Niagara on the Lake that intersect with One Mile Creek.
These are some of the news articles about Friends of One Mile Creek that have been reported in local media.