JOIN US to Celebrate Protection of Lake Gibson-Twelve Mile Creek and Come Out to Protect Niagara Escarpment

Hike For The Trees To Protect Old Growth Forest

An Invite to You from the Sierra Club of Canada, Niagara Wetlands Theater, Food Not Bombs

Posted October 24th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara conservationist John Bacher in on of region’s forested areas in Niagara Escarpment corridor with fellow conservationist. Photo courtesy of Thaia Jones

Niagara, Ontario – Recently the Ontario government extended the Greenbelt to protect the valley of the Twelve Mile Creek and lands adjacent to Lake Gibson.  This will protect critical wildlife habitat for magnificent species such as the Great Blue Heron and safeguard’s Niagara’s drinking water.

Not yet protected by the Greenbelt however, is a 16 acre stretch of predominately old Growth Forest on Lockhart Drive in St. Catharines, immediately below the Niagara Escarpment. It is home to giant old growth hickory, oak and walnut trees, and has vernal pools, which provide breeding habitat to frogs and the Blue-Spotted Salamander.

Come out on Saturday, October 28th at 2pm to celebrate and strengthen Ontario’s Greenbelt. There will be exciting activities such as hiking, tree measuring, and eating a cake prepared for the occasion. Activities are will start at the Brock University Research and Innovation Center, 130 Lockhart Drive.

Event sponsored by Sierra Club of Canada, Niagara Wetlands Theater, Food Not Bombs

Join the tour. Photo courtesy of Thaia Jones

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