City Studies Plan to Plant 100,000 Trees in the Next Ten Years

Hats off to St. Catharines City Council who passed a motion requesting staff to prepare a work plan for planting 100,000 trees over the next ten years. The motion was brought by Coun. Kevin Townsend on April 25th and passed unanimously. The plan was to be developed with a corporate-wide focus and include costing and … Continue reading City Studies Plan to Plant 100,000 Trees in the Next Ten Years

Third Times the Charm…

Let’s just all take a deep breath. The Grantham Rail Trail has been a hot topic with the environmental community and elected municipal officials for a few weeks now. As more conversation has continued between Councillors and Community Members, more information has been released regarding the plan for this path.  The hope, through writing a … Continue reading Third Times the Charm…

Bike Racecourse approved by NPCA is an environmental disaster

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is the provincial government agency tasked with the protection and management of watershed domains in the Niagara Region.  They are most notably responsible for best practices for climate resilience and sustainability, source water and species protection and the conservation of natural green infrastructure within the Niagara Peninsula watershed.  The … Continue reading Bike Racecourse approved by NPCA is an environmental disaster

The Good Guys – BCAC

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. Biodiversity and Climate Action Collective Niagara (BCAC) is a collective of Niagara's 18 environmental groups, plus more than two dozen unaffiliated citizens who advocate for proven municipal best … Continue reading The Good Guys – BCAC

The Tales of the Rail Trail

St. Catharines City Council recently approved the construction of a 3-metre (10 foot) wide, 3.7 km asphalt trail along the old Grantham Rail Line running between Parnall Road and Roehampton Avenue at a cost of $1,565,000. Unfortunately, SEA only learned of the proposed approval at the 11th hour. We made a last-ditch effort to defer … Continue reading The Tales of the Rail Trail

Another Asphalt Pathway for the Garden City

Lets face it – we’re not big fans of asphalt.  Especially asphalt pathways.  And certainly not asphalt pathways through greenspaces.  We are for active linkages that connect neighbourhoods and that support recreational and active transportation opportunities.  And we would like to believe that trail improvements to existing pathway systems can provide those opportunities at reasonable … Continue reading Another Asphalt Pathway for the Garden City

Friends of Walker’s Creek

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 … Continue reading Friends of Walker’s Creek

Realty Park Mulching Party

We were lucky When you plan an outdoor work party for November 2nd in Ontario, you never know what Mother Nature will throw at you. She must have approved of our project. As members of The St. Catharines Environmental Alliance (SEA) and Friends of Walkers Creek delivered mulch to trees and shrubs, we were rewarded … Continue reading Realty Park Mulching Party

Regional Natural Environment System

On Thursday May 20th, Regional Council met to decide which variation of its Natural Heritage System Niagara will have in its years to come. Alongside our Water Resource System, the Natural Heritage System (NHS) constitutes our region’s Natural Environment System, a portion of the Niagara Official Plan which is to be followed for 30 years. … Continue reading Regional Natural Environment System

No roadway through former Fairview GC a Big Win for Environmental Action

A proposed roadway through the former Fairview Golf Course property has been removed the City of St. Catharines Transportation Master Plan and the St. Catharines Environmental Alliance played a significant role in that process. SEA members Della Trojan, Charlotte Chan and Mike Anderson engaged City Council on the environmental impact the roadway would have on … Continue reading No roadway through former Fairview GC a Big Win for Environmental Action