We need more green infrastructure in Niagara on the Lake

green infrastructure

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.

Rand Subdivision proposal increases risk for One Mile Creek flooding

One Mile Creek flooding intersection of Charlotte St. and John St Aug 14 2019

The proposal by developer Benny Marotta for intense subdivision development on the land behind the Rand Estate on John Street increases the potential for flooding of One Mile Creek as it winds through Old Town in Niagara on the Lake. Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) made two presentations to raise concerns about the plans for water management in a five-hour Town Council Public Meeting on July 14.

NPCA rehabilitating Two Mile Creek Conservation Area


The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) will start July 5 with forest and stream rehabilitation at the Two Mile Creek Conservation Area in Niagara-on-the-Lake that is accessed at the end of Butler Street and from the Garrison Village neighbourhood. The work will remove dead ash trees and creek debris, plant new native trees to provide ecosystem diversity and ensure trail user safety.

FOMC joins in concern about Ontario proposals for Growth Plan amendments

Friends of One Mile Creek is among the 63 organizations across Ontario to express concerns about proposed changes by the provincial government to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Lands Needs Assessment Methodology. Both proposals were placed on the Environment Registry of Ontario on June 16, 2020, with comments due by July 31, 2020.