Ontario’s Greenbelt Through Niagara And Beyond – As Controversial As It May Be To Some Farmers and Land Developers – Must Be Expanded

John Bacher
Niagara At Large
Date published: 
January 15, 2015

In the 2015 Greenbelt Review one of the most important objectives should be to expand the Greenbelt on lands within the watershed based borders of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA.)

These lands are the agricultural and environmental protection -zoned lands within the southern part of the City of Hamilton, the western edge of the County of Haldimand and the entire Niagara Region. This area is the southern edge of Ontario’s Greenbelt.

The lands of the southern Greenbelt are of considerable agricultural environmental and cological significance. They contain virtually all of Ontario’s grape and tender fruit lands, asource of healthy nutrition. Through the middle of this Greenbelt, even in urbanized areas such as the cities of St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Hamilton, there is a still forested Niagara Escarpment.  

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