NPCA & COVID-19

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The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Ontario and taking steps to help prevent the spread of infection.

On this page, you will find the most up-to date information on impacts to NPCA programs and services, including cancellations, closures, and processes for re-opening. If you'd like to receive notice when this page is updated, click 'Sign Up' on the right.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions relating to NPCA services, events, programs, and more.

The NPCA has the following measures in place to proactively protect staff and members of the public from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19:

  • The postponement of all in-person conferences and events until further notice.
  • Scheduling of monthly virtual Full-Authority Board of Directors meetings since April.
  • Re-opening of NPCA Main Office to the public by appointment only.
  • 46th Annual Thanksgiving Festival brought ONLINE.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All NPCA conservation areas are open for both passive and active recreational use.
  • A list of NPCA properties and corresponding facilities and amenities can be found at www.npca.ca/parks, where details pertaining to available amenities, services and activities are also posted.
  • Only washroom facilities at the four flagship properties are now open. Showers remain closed.
  • NPCA's Enforcement, Planning & Regulations staff will continue to operate remotely, and will be available by telephone and email to assist you as necessary.

Public Health- COVID-19 Websites:

Available Tools Below:
Q&A: If you have questions that we haven't answered in the list of FAQs, please send us your question using the Q&A tool below and we'll do our best to address them in a timely manner.

COVID-19 Timeline: A detailed, chronology of NPCA actions and important dates.

Survey: Fill out this quick 1-minute survey and tell us if this portal helped you find what you were looking for.

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Ontario and taking steps to help prevent the spread of infection.

On this page, you will find the most up-to date information on impacts to NPCA programs and services, including cancellations, closures, and processes for re-opening. If you'd like to receive notice when this page is updated, click 'Sign Up' on the right.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions relating to NPCA services, events, programs, and more.

The NPCA has the following measures in place to proactively protect staff and members of the public from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19:

  • The postponement of all in-person conferences and events until further notice.
  • Scheduling of monthly virtual Full-Authority Board of Directors meetings since April.
  • Re-opening of NPCA Main Office to the public by appointment only.
  • 46th Annual Thanksgiving Festival brought ONLINE.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All NPCA conservation areas are open for both passive and active recreational use.
  • A list of NPCA properties and corresponding facilities and amenities can be found at www.npca.ca/parks, where details pertaining to available amenities, services and activities are also posted.
  • Only washroom facilities at the four flagship properties are now open. Showers remain closed.
  • NPCA's Enforcement, Planning & Regulations staff will continue to operate remotely, and will be available by telephone and email to assist you as necessary.

Public Health- COVID-19 Websites:

Available Tools Below:
Q&A: If you have questions that we haven't answered in the list of FAQs, please send us your question using the Q&A tool below and we'll do our best to address them in a timely manner.

COVID-19 Timeline: A detailed, chronology of NPCA actions and important dates.

Survey: Fill out this quick 1-minute survey and tell us if this portal helped you find what you were looking for.

We're here to answer any questions you may have. If you have questions that we haven't answered in the list of FAQs, please send us your question and we'll do our best to address them in a timely manner.

Please note that the FAQs covers topics such as Conservation Area use, Camping, Educational Programming, Thanksgiving Festival, Weddings, Planning and Regulations, Enforcement and Compliance, Flooding, and more. 

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    Hunters shooting into and above my property on Welland river

    asked 18 days ago

    Hi there, thanks for your inquiry. As we are not sure exactly where your property is located, we are hoping this information will help. 

    The NPCA allows hunting at various Conservation Areas including Binbrook, Mud Lake, Chippawa Creek, and Wainfleet Blog. You can find our 2020 Hunting Brochure here: https://npca.ca/images/uploads/common/HUNTING_BROCHURE_2020_-web.pdf. All hunters must have an NPCA permit on them in order to hunt at these properties and they must follow rules and regulations. 

    If you believe illegal hunting is occurring near you, please contact your municipality as they may be outside of the Discharge of Firearms By-law. For other hunting inquiries, you may contact OMNRF at

    1-800-667-1940.

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    Hello, do you have any seasonal waterfront available for 2021 camping season? Do you have any pics of the waterfront sites? Thanks.

    Jhoyce asked 24 days ago

    Hi Johyce, thank you for reaching out to us! Booking of seasonal camping for 2021 does not start until April, however, it is always best to be prepared to avoid disappointment if it does book up. This is why we encourage you get in touch with the park directly and they will advise you on availability.

    For Chippawa Creek, please email chippawa@npca.ca or call 905-386-6387.

    For Long Beach, please email lbeach@npca.ca or call 905-899-3462. 

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    I would like to obtain a permit to build a new shed on a lot backed by a revine

    Lou lavergne asked 30 days ago

    Hello Lou, please visit https://npca.ca/administration/permits for information on obtaining a permit for your property. Once you've reviewed the information, you can send an application (document is found on the right hand column). Let us know if you need further assistance. Thank you! 

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    Do you have a copy of the map for me?

    JCardin asked about 1 month ago

    Hello there! If you require a specific map of your area, please reach out to the appropriate NPCA planner. 

    Fort Erie, West Lincoln, Wainfleet, Haldimand, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, and Welland- Jessica at jabrahamse@npca.ca or 905-788-3135 ext. 235

    For Pelham, Niagara on the Lake, Hamilton, Lincoln, Grimsby, St. Catharines, and Thorold- Sarah at smastroianni@npca.ca or 905-788-3135 ext. 249. 

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    The grassy area to the right, where Walker's Creek meets Lake Ontario is full of broken glass. As well the remnants of bonfires is becoming dangerous.

    Kandy asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Kandy, unfortunately we do not know exactly what conservation area or park you are referring to. If you can provide more information, we can figure out if it's an NPCA property (one of 41 conservation areas, list can be found at npca.ca/parks. However, by the sound of the brief description, we do not believe it is one of our properties. 

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    Just wondering if the serviced 30amp sites, particularly site 088 in the Lakeside Campsites loop, has a water hookup as well?

    Gabriel asked about 1 month ago

    Good afternoon, Gabriel! If you are asking about Long Beach Conservation Area, site 88 has 30 amp and water hook up. Should you need more information, feel free to reach out via this portal or call 905-899-3462. Thank you ! 

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    Hello, Please advise on the process of permitting and fees for building a break wall on Villella rd. Thanks

    Marshall asked about 1 month ago

    Good morning Marshall, the process of fees for permitting can differ on a case by case basis. We encourage you to visit https://npca.ca/administration/permits where you can find the information you are looking for! You will most likely need to fill out an application first for our team to review your inquiry. 

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    do you have water hydro and sewer site and drive through sites

    Colleen asked about 1 month ago
    Hi Colleen, thank you for your inquiry! 
    We have serviced sites with water and hydro. Dumping stations are available in a central location at each of our parks, we have no sewage hookup onsite.

    For information about the site size and drive-through options, it is best that you call the parks directly to see what specific locations are available on the preferred camping dates. 


    Long Beach Conservation Area: 905-899-3462
    Chippawa Creek Conservation Area: 905-386-6387

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    What permit application form do I submit for building hydro poles in NPCA regulated lands?

    Joshua Crisolo asked about 2 months ago

    Good afternoon Joshua, thanks for your inquiry. All of the information you are looking for can be found on our Permits and Planning page at https://npca.ca/administration/permits

    To answer your specific question, this application form can be found here: https://npca.ca/images/uploads/common/PERMIT_APPLICATION_PACKAGE_VF1.0_%28CSD_Appendix_D%29_.pdf

    Feel free to reach out if you need any more information. Thank you and best of luck. 

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    Hi is barbeque allowed at Balls Falls?

    Princy asked 2 months ago

    Hi Princy, apologies for the delayed response for your inquiry! Yes, barbecuing is allowed at Ball's Falls, but only in specified areas so please ask gate staff upon your arrival. Propane bbqs are encouraged.