The Niagara River Greenway staff and commissioners engage the communities around the Niagara River Corridor in a variety of ways. We host bike rides and walks for community groups to explore the Greenway and Shoreline Trail. We also work to spread awareness about how individuals can play a role in sustaining ecosystems. A healthy ecosystem helps to maintain clean water in the Niagara River.
Green Guardians - Niagara’s Environmental Volunteers
The Green Guardians of the Niagara Region is a network of organizations and volunteers who care about the environment. The primary purpose of Green Guardians is to provide environmental volunteer opportunities to those who want to be proactive about protecting the health and well-being of our environment and communities. The Niagara River Greenway has created Green Guardians as a way for environmental stewards to learn about conservation organizations within Erie and Niagara Counties and to find the volunteer opportunities they offer.
We have been hosting a number of bike rides along the Niagara Gorge for students and families of Maple Avenue Elementary School. This particular bike ride we incorporated a visit from the Old Fort Niagara reenactment group to give a lesson about what it was like to live as a soldier at Fort Niagara back in the 1800's.
Planting native plants helps improve biodiversity
Consider planting native plants in your yard to help combat flooding from excessive rain water, which helps stop storm water runoff from getting into the Niagara River. Native plants are also a great way to create habitat and food for very important pollinators. We are working with many local schools to help plant native plants on their campus and in their communities. See a list of local nurseries that sell native plants in Erie and Niagara counties below.