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Niagara River Remedial Action Plan (RAP)

Our Niagara River - A Healthier Niagara River

In the early part of the 20th century, the Niagara River was considered to be the most degraded place in North America. In 1972, Canada and the United States signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to clean-up the Great Lakes, including the Niagara River.

Over the past 50 years, major clean-up efforts in the Niagara River have reduced discharges of pollution and toxic chemicals. The Niagara River has been successfully remediated from one of the most degraded places in North America to one of improved health recognized for its contribution to global biodiversity. Our goal is to complete priority remedial actions for delisting the Niagara River (Ontario) AOC by December 2019.

About Us

Efforts from many key partners in the RAP Team continue to help complete priority actions for the restoration, protection, and enhancement of the Niagara River ecosystem. This initiative is made possible through the financial support of the Government of Canada and Ontario, in partnership with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

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