Local stakeholder groups have a venue for collaboration in building a healthy and resilient Lake Erie coastal ecosystem
Local stakeholder groups have sufficient technical and scientific information to identify causes of impairment and take effective action
Activities of the local stakeholder groups are aligned with broad Lake Erie basin wide ecosystem management
The actions of Local Stakeholder Groups are mutually reinforcing towards building a healthy and resilient Lake Erie coastal ecosystem
Community members are aware of the importance of a healthy and resilient Lake Erie coastal ecosystem, potential threats, actions underway, and opportunities for involvement
Meet the Team
Gregary started with Niagara Coastal in 2018 as the Coastal Stewardship Coordinator. As the Executive Director, Gregary is responsible for designing and implementing the community initiatives envisioned by the members of the Niagara Coastal Community Collaborative.
Water Science and Communications Specialist
Tessa is responsible for the communication and delivery of Niagara Coastal's water science programs. With a background in Ecosystem Restoration and experience as the project coordinator for Swim Drink Fish's Niagara monitoring hub, Tessa brings an inductive approach to engaging our local communities in data collection to help better inform restoration efforts across Lake Erie’s shoreline.
VAST Project Coordinator
Kiersten started work with Niagara Coastal in 2021. Her role primarily focusses on developing and delivering our VAST Initiative. Kiersten is a champion of environmental education for the public, acknowledging the important role it plays in promoting healthy ecosystems.
Niagara Coastal Intern
Maria is an environmental engineer currently enrolled in the Environmental Management and Assessment program at Niagara College. Her role is to support the Community-based Water Monitoring initiative. Throughout her professional career, she has been involved in surface water bodies analysis and monitoring, enjoying being surrounded by water and the life that lives in it.
Niagara Coastal is a shared forum where community groups, municipalities, provincial ministries, and federal agencies can collaboratively address issues impacting the Lake Erie shoreline.
Bert Miller Nature Club
Fort Erie Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)
Friends of Fort Erie Creeks
Lorraine Bay Association
Lorraine Bay Water Quality Group
Port Colborne Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)
Reif Estate Winery
Swim Drink Fish
Waverly Beach Roundtable
City of Port Colborne
Town of Fort Erie
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks
Niagara College Canada