We care about One Mile Creek
in Niagara on the Lake
We have a tradition in Niagara on the Lake of private landowners taking efforts to further natural conservation.
This is the third edition of Grow Me Instead, a guide for southern Ontario intended for a novice or a seasoned pro, a hobbyist or a professional, a designer or a builder. The guide started in 2009 when a group of ecologists and horticulturalists gathered to discuss the issue of invasive garden plants. They formed … Read more
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.
Several volunteers from Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) along with a company group of 10 people from SunOpta have cleaned up the plantings in the public park at King and John streets. Over two hours on Friday afternoon, July 14, hundreds of weeds were removed from the edges of the areas planted in October … Read more
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.