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Have your say about the status of two environmental indicators

The Niagara River (Ontario) Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Team is pleased to report that two scientific assessments have been completed that inform us of the current condition of two beneficial use impairments (BUIs) in the Niagara River Area of Concern (AOC). Based on the scientific findings, it is recommended that the AOC change the status of two BUIs to NOT IMPAIREDEutrophication or Undesirable Algae and Degradation…

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Habitat restoration efforts continue to improve the Niagara River ecosystem

Coastal wetlands are important spawning and nursery habitat for various native fishes and are critical in improving fish populations. In 2015, a vegetation assessment by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) determined that approx. 75% of the coastal wetlands along the Niagara River’s Canadian shoreline were lost due to shoreline hardening. As a result, 7 sites along the Upper Niagara River…

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Your August E-Newsletter is here!

Our August E-newsletter was sent out and is ready for reading!  This month we highlighted  wastewater as it’s been an area of interest with the recent discharge on the U.S. side of the Niagara River. What is a sewer overflow? Where are they located on our side of the River? What can be done to prevent them? Click the link below to learn all…

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Taking a look at the evolution of the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

Imagine raw sewage floating by while you were fishing with your kids or hearing about entire rivers catching on fire. Imagine large fish kills linked to severe algal blooms and thinking an entire Great Lake was dying. Imagine hearing about bald eagle populations crashing. Perhaps you remember these moments. It wasn’t long ago–only 50 years–since the Great Lakes were in such bad condition that…

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Niagara River RAP’s Very First Blog Post

We are so excited to add a new element to our website: a Blog. This area is the place to check for all of our latest news about the RAP and its progress, fun facts, interesting information, and events. Check back often or you can subscribe to our E-newsletter to hear about the latest blog post. If you have any questions or wish to…

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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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