7 municipalities partnering with Brock U for Niagara Adapts

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Published on: July 3, 2019

St. Catharines Standard / Beth Audet / 03 July 2019

St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake have seen significant flooding in Lakeside Park and the Dock Area respectively, Pelham’s iconic arches toppled in a windstorm, Niagara Falls has had issues with frozen pipes in the deep freeze of winter, Niagara seniors have struggled with the extreme humidity of summer, farmers have to cope with challenging crop planting in overly wet seasons and the bee population is declining.

“The impacts are here and we’re all feeling them,” she said, but quickly added that there are tangible things we can do about it if we work together.

Brock held its inaugural Niagara Adapts workshop on June 14, where community leaders from St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara Falls, Welland and Pelham met with the four members of the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.

The partnership will proceed with a series of nine workshops held at the university over the next two years. There are also plans to engage with citizens and spread awareness as well, through public events or online forums.