The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Invites Community to Virtual Public Information Session on Thursday, August 19
A Call-Out of All of Us from the Niagara Peninsula Peninsula Conservation Authority
Posted August 12th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) invites members of the community in Niagara, Haldimand, and Hamilton to its upcoming virtual information session on August 19. Residents of the watershed will have a first look at key components of the NPCA’s new 10-year Strategic Plan, developed through the recent involvement of the community and stakeholders.
Earlier in the spring, the NPCA engaged with the watershed community through a public survey to obtain input on broad strategic priorities and gather ideas toward a shared vision.
More than 500 surveys were received and considered while preparing the components of the draft strategic plan, led by staff under the direction of a Strategic Planning Committee of the NPCA Board of Directors and advice from the NPCA Public Advisory Committee.
“We are very pleased with the level of participation and valuable input received during the first phase of engagement,” says Natalie Green, project manager at NPCA. “We look forward to sharing what we heard and how the information gathered has shaped our plan for the next 10 years of conservation in the Niagara Peninsula watershed.”
With all strategic planning activities completed, the NPCA is now seeking feedback on the key components of the draft strategic plan before it is completed and presented to the Board of Directors in the fall. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions still in place, engagement and community participation will continue to occur virtually, with traditional methods available upon request.
A virtual public information meeting is scheduled on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. to share results of the public survey, present key components of the draft, and answer additional questions. Members of the community are encouraged to visit the Get Involved NPCA online engagement portal to register to attend the meeting, view supporting documents, or to leave a comment or question for staff.
“Engagement with the watershed community has been our top priority in the strategic planning process,” adds Chandra Sharma, Chief Administrative Officer & Secretary-Treasurer at NPCA. “We remain committed to continuously seeking diverse perspectives and input to further build trust and achieve more, together.”
Registration is required to participate in the information session. The meeting will be recorded and made available on the Get Involved NPCA portal for interested participants unable to attend. Questions and written feedback will be accepted through this online medium until Sept. 3. Use the ‘subscribe’ widget to receive automatic updates when information is posted.
To learn more about the development of the 2021-2031 Strategic Plan, register for the virtual information session, or send comments or questions, visit https://getinvolved.npca.ca/2021-2031-strategic-plan.
About NPCA – The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is a community-based natural resource management agency that works to protect, enhance, and sustain healthy watersheds. With 60 years of experience, the NPCA offers watershed programs and services that focus on flood and hazard management, source water protection, species protection, ecosystem restoration, community stewardship, and land management.
The NPCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in the Province of Ontario and manages 41 Conservation Areas within the Niagara Peninsula watershed held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. These natural and shared greenspaces marry nature, culture, and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.
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