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Niagara River Remedial Action Plan Stage 2 Update Report

Niagara River Remedial Action Plan Stage 2 Update Report

Eutrophication is a term

Eutrophication is a term used to describe nutrient pollution in water. High levels of nutrients, such as phosphorous and nitrogen, cause uncontrolled growth of aquatic plants, lowered levels of oxygen, and an environment in which many fish can not survive. 37 Benthos are bottom dwelling organisms. Benthos comprise of: }} sessile animals such as sponges; }} some worms; }} many forms of attached algae; }} creeping forms such as snails and }} flatworms; }} burrowing forms which include most clams, worms, mayflies and midges. 38 37 Royal Commission on the Future of the Toronto Waterfront. 1992. REGENERATION. Totonto’s Waterfront and The Sustainable City: Final Report. 38 Remedial Action Plan for Hamilton Harbour. Stage 2 Update 2002. 2.2.2 Water Quality – Rural 1995 Recommendations: #6: Prepare and implement a rural non-point source (NPS) pollution remediation strategy. #7: Farmers in the Niagara River AOC be encouraged to follow sound farming practices such as recommended in the Environmental Farm Plan program. #8: Additional funding per farm business be given to the Environmental Farm Plan Incentive Program operating in the Niagara River AOC. For status of progress on these recommendations – see Appendix 10 Status of progress: D) Implementation activity: Liaison with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Welland River Watershed Strategy activities and encourage the implementation of these strategies to all inland tributaries of the Niagara River Area of Concern. Implementation actions in the Welland River Watershed Strategy include the following: }} Rural septic systems: The Water Quality Improvement Program (WQIP) for the Niagara River AOC as part of the RAP has been providing private landowners with stewardship incentives for over 15 years. The WQIP, formerly known as the Non-Point Source Implementation Strategy for Abatement, has evolved into a highly successful water quality improvement program. }} Forest Cover, Wetland and Riparian Habitat: The WQIP has also evolved into a highly successful wildlife habitat restoration program. Through substantial outreach and educational initiatives the WQIP has become well known in the community, promoting the benefits of land stewardship. Governmental support in improving the Niagara Watershed has been a testimony to the public. Over the past 15 years, the WQIP has incorporated all relevant recommendations outlined in the RAP Implementation Annex. 36 36 Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. November 2000. Niagara River Remedial Action Plan Implementation Annex. 20

Niagara river remedial action plan stage 2 update These recommendations include the following tasks: }} Education and Communication with the public to promote natural habitat restoration, and reduce non-point source pollution. }} Agricultural Stewardship and Monitoring Program for implementing best management farming practices (see Figure 6 – manure storage upgrade). }} Tree Planting Program focusing on increasing forest cover on private properties and the extent of riparian zones. }} Development of a Niagara River AOC restoration digital database. }} Development of educational information packages to ensure proper septic system practices. Working in tandem with the Environmental Farm Plan project, the NPCA has completed numerous water quality improvement projects (e.g., 23 conservation farming projects, 2,515 livestock fenced from watercourses and 70 manure storages/improvements and wash water projects). The habitat component of this project has completed the restoration of 147 hectares of wetland habitat, over 53 km of riparian buffers and completed over 338 hectares of forest cover in the AOC. (See Appendix 9 for the current statistics. 39 ) Figure 6: A new manure storage facility in the Niagara River AOC 39 Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. March 31, 2009. GREAT LAKES SUSTAINABILITY FUND Year-end Report - Water Quality and Habitat Improvement Project for the Niagara River Area of Concern. 21

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