Here are suggestions for plants to be grown on the banks of the 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 […]
The top 5 things you can do that will make a difference for the conservation of One Mile Creek and the natural heritage of Niagara on the Lake.
There are five creeks in Niagara on the Lake that flow into Lake Ontario. This 2012 report card on the conditions and water quality of the creeks is the most recent report from the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.
Landowners abutting One Mile Creek and other interested individuals formed the Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) in 2003 because of concerns regarding the condition of the creek and associated Lansdowne Pond. Working with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA), the group has implemented a number of stewardship projects to revitalize the creek’s natural heritage.
One Mile Creek is located within the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) with its outlet about 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) to the west of where the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario. Following the gentle natural contours of the land, One Mile Creek meanders through the Old Town neighbourhoods before pooling in Lansdowne Pond to reach the outlet to Lake Ontario.
The Landowner Stewardship Guide was developed especially for residents living within the One Mile Creek watershed in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It provides information about the watershed, how your actions can impact the environment, and gives suggestions for better environmental decision making.
The One Mile Creek Watershed Strategy prepared in October 2005 provides a framework for several of the undertakings to restore One Mile Creek and Lansdowne Pond and provides the necessary technical background for various funding projects developed by the FOMC and the NPCA.