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15-16-18 Mile Creek - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

15-16-18 Mile Creek - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

WATERSHED PLAN

WATERSHED PLAN OBJECTIVES WATER RESOURCES TWENTY MILE CREEK WATERSHED PLAN OBJECTIVES SUMMARY TABLE RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES AND GROUPS RECOMMENDED MANAGEMENT ACTIONS COST NPCA MUNICIPALITIES REGIONAL NIAGARA NEC MNR MOE OMAFRA DFO CONSERVATION GROUPS AGRICULATURAL COMMUNITY PRIVATE LANDOWNERS IMPLEMENTATION $ Ensure that storm water management practices minimize storm water volumes and contaminant loads, and maintain or increase the extent of vegetative and pervious surfaces Manage and mitigate flooding risks to human life and property within acceptable limits Minimize erosion caused by human activity through the establishment and implementation of a comprehensive, priority based erosion control program Maintain, improve and provide opportunities for farm-related infrastructures such as drainage and irrigation FISH & AQUATIC HABITAT Protect, enhance and restore populations of native species and their habitats in the watershed LEGEND LEAD STAKEHOLDER INVOLVED STAKEHOLDER SHORT TERM MEDIUM TERM LONG TERM Implement NPCA Stormwater Policies and BMPs into regional and municipal planning documents Implement downspout disconnection by-laws for settlement areas in the Town of Lincoln, Town of Pelham and Township of West Lincoln ONGOING 100/downspout 600/home Create, fund and implement an urban rain barrel program for settlement areas 60/home Continue to permit no new development in the 1 in 100 year floodplain ONGOING Maintain NPCA flood warning system ONGOING Continue to implement regulations adopted under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act ONGOING Implement the recommended restoration actions outlined in the Fifteen-Sixteen-Eighteen Mile Creeks Watershed Geomorphic Assessment (NPCA 2006 10,000/yr Where legislation permits, maintain stream flows by removing debris and sediment in watercourses 2,400/yr** Remove barriers to fish movement 20,000 Develop a Fisheries Management Plan for the Fifteen-Sixteen-Eighteen Mile Creeks watershed 45,000 Where possible, remove, relocate or modify online ponds 10,000 Plant riparian buffer strips around watercourses and wetlands 12,000/yr (5,000/250m)**

WATERSHED PLAN OBJECTIVES RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES AND GROUPS RECOMMENDED MANAGEMENT ACTIONS COST NPCA MUNICIPALITIES REGIONAL NIAGARA NEC MNR MOE OMAFRA DFO CONSERVATION GROUPS AGRICULATURAL COMMUNITY PRIVATE LANDOWNERS IMPLEMENTATION $ NATURAL HERITAGE AND RESOURCES LEGEND LEAD STAKEHOLDER INVOLVED STAKEHOLDER SHORT TERM MEDIUM TERM LONG TERM Protect, enhance and restore the health, diversity and ecological functions of the natural heritage systems in the watershed and their linkages to natural heritage systems in adjoining watersheds Complete a comprehensive biological inventory and map of natural heritage areas including wetlands Implement the upland reforestation program based on upland suitability mapping targeting interior forest expansion, and ecological linkage opportunities EXISTING FUNDING 25,500/yr (1,500/acre)** Maintain, restore and improve the linkages among surface water features, groundwater features, hydrologic functions and natural heritage features and areas, and their ecological functions Preserve all wetlands in the watershed Utilize conservation easements, land dedication and acquisition to secure critical linkages as desired lands become available for purchase Continue partnership building with public interest groups to access funding for reforestation programs (e.g., NRC) Continue review of new developments and building permits; ensure compliance with PPS and NPCA Generic Regulations Create new wetlands or enlarge existing wetlands based on wetland suitability mapping EXISTING FUNDING ONGOING ONGOING 15,000/yr 15,000/project** Research and recommend management practices for invasive species (flora and fauna) Identify the extent of both flora and fauna invasive species in the Fifteen-Sixteen-Eighteen Mile Creeks watershed and make scientific recommendations for their removal ONGOING COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION AND RECREATION Foster and develop partnerships between and amongst agencies, interest groups and landowners Continue to recognize groups and individuals for their environmental efforts in the Fifteen-Sixteen-Eighteen Mile Creeks watershed Present Watershed Plan findings and successes to regional and municipal government officials and policy makers Develop communication networks with agricultural groups, Niagara College, Brock University, and others for information sharing and project implementation Continue the NPCA’s Water Quality Improvement Program whereby landowners are provided with incentives to carry out projects on their lands Assemble and meet with a Watershed Plan Implementation Committee made up of local representation (government agencies, organizations, landowners) to annually re-evaluate the Fifteen-Sixteen-Eighteen Mile Creeks Watershed Plan’s components, and provide input on new or revised restoration initiatives in the watershed ONGOING ONGOING ONGOING 120,000/yr** ONGOING

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