About Us

[vc_row margin_bottom=”40″][vc_column width=”1/2″][title type=”special-h4-left”]Our Vision[/title][spacer height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Land Care Niagara (LCN) is committed to creating a healthy and sustainable rural and urban environment, consisting of citizens who are knowledgeable and active in land resource management.

As a not-for-profit community-based organization we seek to provide services and information to rural landowners and other users of private and public lands in Niagara through educational outreach, training initiatives, and land stewardship activities.[/vc_column_text][spacer height=”15px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][title type=”special-h4-left”]Our Mission[/title][spacer height=”15px”][vc_column_text]To enhance Niagara naturally by promoting and enhancing responsible land use practices and cooperation through:

  1. Education and Awareness
    • Increase environmental knowledge and understanding of adults and youth to foster sustainable communities in Niagara
  2. Stewardship and Restoration
    • Provide programs and conduct projects that support a healthy rural and urban environment in Niagara
  3. Partnerships and Community Involvement
    • Make measurable environmental improvements in Niagara through strategic partnerships and build the effectiveness of other community organizations

[/vc_column_text][spacer height=”15px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][spacer height=”15px”][title type=”special-h4-left” align=”center”]Our Team[/title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LCN is one of the original 46 Stewardship Councils throughout Ontario that was formed by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario Stewardship Network. There are now only 14 councils remaining since the funding to the Ontario Stewardship Network was discontinued. Other Stewardship Groups have been able to continue to thrive from dedicated volunteer council members.

Members share an interest in conservation, land stewardship, and a genuine respect for land ownership. Council Members bring with them diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help identify stewardship issues of importance to the community. Members listen to other viewpoints, work in the community to pool available resources, and collectively arrive at practical and workable solutions.

Land Care Niagara is a program of the Niagara Community Land Stewardship Council. Council members are volunteers and firmly believe in promoting the merits of responsible land management while respecting the rights of landowners. Selected by a community founding committee, members represent the diverse values the citizens of Niagara place on their land.

 

 [/vc_column_text][title type=”special-h4-left”]Board of Directors[/title][spacer height=”15px”][team_member_box columns=”4″ count=”-1″ category=”directors” excerpt_length=”15″ orderby=”menu_order” order=”ASC”][title type=”special-h4″ align=”center”]New Board Members Needed[/title][vc_column_text]Land Care Niagara is seeking to fill a limited number of vacancies on its 13 member volunteer stewardship Council. Board Members share a strong commitment to the program purpose that represents landowners, land interests and the natural resources within the Niagara Peninsula.

Interested applicants must live within the Regional Municipality of Niagara and be willing to serve for a two-year term. This includes attending council meetings every 5 weeks and participating in one or more sub-committees that meet as required. Please click here to download the application package (PDF). For more information or to send in your application form, please┬ásend us an email.[/vc_column_text][spacer height=”15px”][title type=”special-h4-left”]Staff[/title][spacer height=”15px”][team_member_box columns=”4″ count=”-1″ category=”Staff” excerpt_length=”15″ orderby=”menu_order”][title type=”special-h4-left”]Volunteer Corps[/title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The Volunteer Corps is a group of dedicated, reliable volunteers that help Land Care Niagara achieve goals and complete projects. Member responsibilities include:

  • Dedicating time towards Land Care Niagara programs and events

  • Assisting with community outreach by hosting volunteer events and providing social media support

  • Maintaining a volunteer network

If you are interesting in becoming a volunteer member please email the Volunteer Corps president for more information.

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