The Good Guys
Meet the environmental champions in our community.
Check in with us every month as we highlight the work and accomplishments of various organizations and individuals – The Good Guys.
The Friends of Walker’s Creek is made up of citizens who volunteer their time and energy to oversee the string of six parks through which Walker’s Creek runs to Lake Ontario.
Over the years they have partnered with the City, NPCA and several non-profit organizations, planting native trees to increase the tree canopy, creating riparian buffers to mitigate erosion and planting pollinator gardens along the trail. Area residents and elementary, secondary and post-secondary students have participated in these projects, learning environmentally friendly practices and their importance to wildlife survival from environmental experts.
The Friends have hosted “Meet the Candidates Night” during municipal elections for the two wards encompassing Walker’s Creek, an annual stargazing family night, plant sales, and plant giveaways from the pollinator gardens, as well as guided walks along the trail.
They have worked alongside the NPCA to develop the “Walker’s Creek Stewardship Guide” packed full of information that not only explains the value of the creek, but also the best environmentally friendly methods to use in your home garden.
The Friends’ volunteers have received recognition for their community efforts by the City of St. Catharines (The Green Leader Trillium Award) and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (Award of Merit).
The Friends of Walker’s Creek continue to advocate for the enjoyment and safety of the trail users as well as the health of Walker’s Creek.
To learn more, visit The Friends of Walker’s Creek Facebook page or their website at: www.walkerscreek.ca
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