Native plant list for Niagara on the Lake

Pale purple coneflower in a garden. (Garden Making photo)

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.

5 ways to make a difference for the Creek

One Mile Creek at Gage St

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.