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:

  • Closure of NPCA Main Office and park buildings until further notice.
  • The postponement of all in-person conferences and events until further notice.
  • Scheduling of monthly virtual Full-Authority Board of Directors meetings since April 2020.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All NPCA conservation areas remain open for passive use such as hiking and bird watching.
  • 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.
  • Washroom facilities are only available at Ball's Falls Centre for Conservation, Long Beach, Chippawa Creek, and Binbrook Conservation Areas.
  • 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 up until July 2020. Followed by COVID-19 major announcements only up until April 2021.

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:

  • Closure of NPCA Main Office and park buildings until further notice.
  • The postponement of all in-person conferences and events until further notice.
  • Scheduling of monthly virtual Full-Authority Board of Directors meetings since April 2020.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All NPCA conservation areas remain open for passive use such as hiking and bird watching.
  • 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.
  • Washroom facilities are only available at Ball's Falls Centre for Conservation, Long Beach, Chippawa Creek, and Binbrook Conservation Areas.
  • 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 up until July 2020. Followed by COVID-19 major announcements only up until April 2021.

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

  • Tuesday, April 14

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    • Province extends Declaration of Emergency until May 12
  • Tuesday, March 31

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    • Province closes schools until May 4
  • Monday, March 30

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    • Province extends state of emergency until April 13
    • Provincial restrictions on gatherings of more than 5 people
    • Cancellation of St. John’s Pond Opening
  • Thursday, March 26

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    • School boards cancelled programming for the semester
  • Wednesday, March 25

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    • In consultation with municipal partners, NPCA closes all Conservation Areas, including passive use like hiking
  • Tuesday, March 24

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    • List of essential services released by the Province–List of NPCA essential services shared with Conservation Ontario in conjunction with other CA’s
    • Worked with CO to seek direction from the Province under Section 19.1(7) of the CA Act to facilitate By-Law amendment re teleconferencing during emergencies
    • Source Protection Committee Meeting hosted as Teleconference with full quorum (Terms of Reference allows for this provision)

    Update call with Chair Johnson

  • Monday, March 23

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    • Province announces closure to all non-essential services
    • March Full Authority meeting cancelled
  • Wednesday, March 18

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    • Annual Beamer Memorial Hawkwatch Open House cancelled
  • Tuesday, March 17

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    • Province declares a state of emergency
  • Monday, March 16

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    • NPCA Head Office closed to the office to the public
    • All Conservation Areas closed to the public, passive use still allowed
Page last updated: 09 May 2022, 03:23 PM