The Friends of the Niagara Glen and members of the local fishing community will be holding a clean-up event in the Niagara Glen and Whirlpool Forest on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to join the group and come out to help remove litter and graffiti from these magnificent natural areas. All help is appreciated even if it is for an hour or two!
Interested participants are asked to meet at the entrance at the top of the main access stairs, just prior to the 10:00 a.m. start time. Those planning to spend the afternoon are encouraged to bring their own lunch, snacks and refillable water bottles. Proper footwear suitable for rugged terrain is required. All other equipment and supplies will be provided.
The Niagara Glen is an undeniable treasure trove of natural beauty. The rugged terrain masks a much more sensitive side that needs our help. Approximately 490 species of vulnerable plants and animals call the Glen home, and an unprecedented number of them are listed as either “at risk” or “rare” in the province, one of the largest concentrations anywhere in Ontario.
The Niagara Glen is located at 3050 Niagara Parkway, across from the Whirlpool Golf Course.
The mission of the Friends of the Niagara Glen is to be a self-sustaining and motivated not-for-profit community initiative that promotes land stewardship ethics, educational experiences and sustainable outdoor recreation practices along the Niagara River corridor reserve, in concert with the mandate, mission and vision of The Niagara Parks Commission.
The group envisions an ecologically sensitive Park area kept for future generations by increasing environmental awareness and stewardship practices through community involvement. New members are always welcome to join.