The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) we would like to share information on two cost-sharing grant programs:

The NPCA is seeking applications for its Restoration and Water Well Decommissioning grant programs for projects in 2022. Selected projects will support the ongoing efforts to restore and preserve the Niagara Peninsula watershed’s natural heritage and valuable water resources.

The Restoration Grant Program helps fund projects that improve water quality, forest cover and wildlife habitat. We welcome private and public landowners, NGOs, nature clubs, and ‘Friends of’ groups to apply by November 15, to be considered for projects in 2022 and grants of up to $15,000.  

The NPCA also offers the Water Well Decommissioning Grant Program, designed to protect groundwater by plugging and sealing abandoned or unused water wells. Since contaminants applied to the surface may easily flow through these open conduits and reach the water table, decommissioning an unused or abandoned water well plugs the pollution pathway. Applications for well decommissioning projects are accepted year-round, on a first come, first serve basis. This program provides an 80 per cent grant rate to a maximum amount of $1,000 per well and a maximum of two wells per property.

Residents of the Niagara Peninsula watershed (Niagara Region, and portions of Haldimand County and City of Hamilton) are encouraged to take advantage of these two grant programs and join the NPCA to protect and restore local water quality and diverse habitats.