It’s sometimes hard to find ways to get involved to help your local community and do your part to improve sustainability, but with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) it’s made easy!
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is in charge of 39 conservation areas in the Niagara Peninsula Watershed, which covers the Niagara Region, as well as parts of the City of Hamilton and Haldimand County.
As a non-profit organization, the NPCA looks forward to new volunteers coming into the organization as more hands for large amounts of work is always a good thing. The NPCA has many different areas for volunteers to get involved in, here are just a few ways you could get involved to help the NPCA:
- Surveying amphibians
This opportunity is from March-June and requires you to identify frogs and toads in one of the conservation areas and you must commit to surveying three times during the spring to early summer.
- Bird Surveys
Similar to the amphibian survey, you would be identifying marsh birds in one of the conservation areas and are required to commit to surveying two times in the spring and early summer.
- NPCA Ambassador
An on-going position where you attend events in the community on behalf of the NPCA to raise awareness on programs, the conservation areas, their mission and projects they have.
- Member of the Yellow Fish Road Program
In this position you would be going around the Niagara Region, and painting yellow fish next to storm drains as a symbol to help educate the public on protecting out valuable water sources.This project can be done as an individual or with a group and is weather dependent.
There are many more opportunities, and as time goes on, you can check the NPCA website for updated opportunities.