The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) and the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) have teamed up to collaborate on conservation, public outreach activities and educational programs.
Through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), both organizations will combine their horticultural and scientific expertise on areas related to urban preservation and wildlife protection.
“This MOU will be the first of its kind for NPC and will build on a foundation of years of horticulture excellence and research performed by NPC’s School of Horticulture and Botanical Gardens,” said Janice Thomson, chair of the NPC.
Thomson adds the joint effort will help protect Niagara’s precious habitat and wildlife.
Wade Luzny, chief executive officer and executive vice-president of the CWF, said the partnership also aims to develop programs geared towards enhancing public knowledge and appreciation of wildlife.
“It is only by engaging people in wildlife experiences that we will foster an appreciation of the need to conserve our natural world and foster a new generation of wildlife stewards,” added Luzny. “Through this collaboration, CWF and NPC will be creating experiences for people of all ages that are memorable, educational, enjoyable and sustainable.”