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ABOUT US
About Niagara Coastal
 

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Local stakeholder groups have a venue for collaboration in building a healthy and resilient Lake Erie coastal ecosystem

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Local stakeholder groups have sufficient technical and scientific information to identify causes of impairment and take effective action

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Activities of the local stakeholder groups are aligned with broad Lake Erie basin wide ecosystem management

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The actions of Local Stakeholder Groups are mutually reinforcing towards building a healthy and resilient Lake Erie coastal ecosystem

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Community members are aware of the importance of a healthy and resilient Lake Erie coastal ecosystem, potential threats, actions underway, and opportunities for involvement

Our Goals

 

Meet the  Team

Gregary Ford

Executive Director

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.

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Tessa Anderson

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.

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Kiersten McCutcheon

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.

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Maria Quintero

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.

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Members 
Advisors 
Observers

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
NGO
Fort Erie Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)
NGO
Friends of Fort Erie Creeks
NGO
Lorraine Bay Association
NGO
Lorraine Bay Water Quality Group
NGO
Port Colborne Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)
NGO
Reif Estate Winery
NGO
Swim Drink Fish
NGO
Waverly Beach Roundtable
NGO
City of Port Colborne
MUNICIPALITY
Town of Fort Erie
MUNICIPALITY
Wainfleet Township
MUNICIPALITY
Environment and Climate Change Canada
AGENCY
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
AGENCY
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
AGENCY
Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks
AGENCY
Niagara College Canada
ACADEMIC INSTITUTION