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Collaborative monitoring of Lyons Creek East using sediment, aquatic bugs, fish and wildlife

In June 2019, researchers from the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) coordinated their efforts to collect sediment, and bottom-dwelling aquatic invertebrates (invertebrates include many groups of organisms such as crayfish, insects and worms also called benthos or benthic invertebrates), from a portion of Lyons Creek East, located in Welland, Ontario.¬†Lyons Creek East is one…

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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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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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