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Niagara Land Trust 2017 AGM

NLT Annual General Meeting 2017

We hope you will join us for the 2017 Niagara Land Trust Annual General Meeting

Thursday June 29th, 2017

Community Room @ Welland City Hall

60 E Main St, Welland, ON L3B 3X4


  • potluck at 6 PM
  • business at 7 PM
  • close with a special presentation

At the AGM you will be able to review the

  • new NLT brochure
  • preliminary design for the signage for the Canby Property
  • reports from each committee
  • preview of our newly redesigned website.

We will also be discussing the events from the ‘Gathering of the Greens’ meeting in April and a proposal for ‘collective environmental action’ here in Niagara.

NLT Agenda for AGM June 29, 2017

Glenn Robbins Property Niagara

This year’s featured property is the Glenn Robbins Woodlot, located in West Lincoln. Glenn and his wife Joyce will be at the AGM along with visuals & displays about the woodlot. To help us acquire the property we are asking members to ‘buy’ a metre by metre square of the woods through a $50 donation. For each plot purchased, you will receive

a) a year’s membership in the NLT,
b) a mock property deed with plot location,
c) a 4-inch potted cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), and
d) an invitation to tour the property.

Wetlands and Jazz Bands

NLT Wetlands Jazz Bands Event June 2016Saturday June 11, 2016

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Riverstone Event Centre – 414 River Road, Welland

Join us for a special event to highlight the beauty of Niagara wetlands and raise awareness of the impact of biodiversity offsetting, as well as enjoy an evening of socializing and musical entertainment.

Following our presentation by Steven Hounsell, Chair of Ontario’s Biodiversity Council and past President of Ontario Nature, our guests will enjoy music by the Holy Cross Catholic High School jazz followed by the masterful jazz-funk-pop sounds of the Deacons of Jazz.

It will be an evening of conversation and entertainment you don’t want to miss!

Tickets include a snack buffet and cash bar. 

Also available will be a silent auction featuring Niagara artists, wines & woodcrafts.

Please consider supporting this event & the efforts of the Niagara Land Trust to build & steward community forests, wetlands & agricultural lands for perpetuity in the Niagara Peninsula. 

Proceeds from the event will go towards the purchase of property in Wainfleet & West Lincoln. 

To reserve tickets or a table, please contact:

  • Gary King 905-734-8022 or
  • Tim Seburn 905-871-2577

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Download Event Poster – Niagara Land Trust’s Night of Wetlands and Jazz Bands – June 11 2016

Steven Hounsell – Bio

NLT_20_am_HounsellSteven Hounsell, Chair of Ontario’s Biodiversity Council and past President of Ontario Nature, will explain biodiversity off-setting & best practices on applying it to land-use planning. 

Steven is a biologist with over thirty-seven years of experience working with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the former Ontario Hydro. Recently retired, Steve’s career path has included environmental policy development and implementation, environmental assessments, and applied environmental research where his work focused specifically on the effects of forest fragmentation on wildlife. He was responsible for the development and implementation of a biodiversity policy, the first of its kind in the electricity industry. He has made many contributions to woodland conservation in southern Ontario, the advancement of sustainable development and ecological sustainability and climate change adaptation, as it pertains to biodiversity. Steve spent the latter part of his career in the Corporate Sustainable Development Group of Ontario Power Generation, where he managed OPG’s biodiversity programs. Steve understands biodiversity offsetting, has working knowledge of the process, hierarchy & examples in Ontario.

Deacons of Jazz


The Deacons of Jazz came together in the fall of 2003, entertaining guests in a variety of venues including church functions, weddings, and corporate events. Original trumpet ace Randy Brown handed the reins to Paul Fehderau, otherwise the instrument lineup has remained unchanged. The addition of technician Craig Ten Brinke has drastically improved the sound of the band.

Musically the band has evolved from a lounge act into a show band mixing jazz standards (Mack the Knife, Girl from Ipanema) with funk and pop tunes (Just the Two of Us, What a Fool Believes), originals (Love’s not so Bright, You Know) and reworked favourites (The Long and Winding Road.) The band continues to explore, venturing into uncharted musical territories in rehearsal, and occasionally in concert.

Join us for our 2016 AGM

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Please join us for the Niagara Land Trust Foundation Annual General Meeting 2016!

Thursday May 26th, 2016
Community Meeting Room @
Niagara Regional Police – Welland Detachment
West, 5 Lincoln St, Welland, ON L3C 5H9
(across from Gillespie Auto Centre / Honda Dealership; beside Alfieri Floor Experts)

6:00 pm Registration & Displays open
6:15 pm Members, Friends & Supporters Potluck Social begins
7:00 pm General Meeting of NLT membership

Click here to download the agenda.

AGM notice (1)

NLT Annual General Meeting 2015

Annual General Meeting (1)

You are invited to attend!

Niagara Land Trust Members, Supporters and Friends are cordially invited to the Niagara Land Trust Annual General Meeting on June 23, 2015 in Wainfleet, Ontario.

Please join us to celebrate our past year’s successes and hear about our upcoming (exciting) plans for land stewardship in Niagara.  You will be the first to hear about our Fundraising Campaign to secure the purchase of our first property, the 7.75 acre Canby Woods in Wainfleet!

AGM Program for the Evening

6:00 pm   Doors Open & Registration
6:15 pm    Potluck Dinner Begins!
7:00 pm   2015 General Meeting of NLT membership
8:00 pm   Our Road Ahead:  A Communication & Marketing Plan for 2015-17
Special Presentation:  The Canby Property

Tuesday June 23, 2015

Location: Firefighters Memorial Hall 31907 Park Street, Wainfleet, Ontario

  • Please bring & share your favourite main course or dessert.  Don’t forget to bring your own plate, cutlery & cup!
  • Network with friends and supporters of the Niagara Land Trust
  • Help us help Niagara with your time and financial support

To RSVP for this event, please fill out the form below.

NLT AGM Flyer June 23 2015


NLT Annual General Meeting RSVP



Spring Ephemerals of Point Abino

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Can’t wait for Spring? Come visit Point Abino on Saturday morning April 26th to help welcome back our Spring wildflowers and migratory song birds. This is a unique one-time only opportunity to access this private woodland dune forest located by the lighthouse at Point Abino. The tour will be led by Niagara botanist Albert Garofalo and bird expert Marcia Jacklin. Your $25 sign-up fee goes entirely to the Niagara Land Trust, a charity dedicated to conserving the natural heritage of Niagara for future generations to enjoy.  Space is limited to 20 participants.

To register you can contact us by email at or by calling 289-599-8320. Please include in your message your name and phone number or email at which you can be reached.



Join us at our Trivia Night Saturday, March 1st, 2014! 

Trivia Night 2014

Join us for an evening of fun and trivia!

Trivia night to be held at :

Heartland Forest Nature Center
8215 Kalar Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 0L5

From 6:00 – 10:00pm
Trivia starts at 7:00pm ­

During the event a silent auction, 50/50 draw and contests will be occurring; as well as opportunities to win door prizes and of course PRIZES FOR THE WINNING TEAM!

The night will challenge you and your team in various categories such as: fact or fiction, name that tune, silver screen, science, math, the environment and many others!

Table cost is $160 (8 person tables) or $20 per person. Individuals without a team will be matched at the event. Entry includes table snacks and pizza meal. Cash bar available.

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Niagara Land Trusts and its current goal of conserving the natural heritage of the Niagara Peninsula today and for future generations. Our current goal is the purchase of the Canby property in Wainfleet.

For more information or to register contact Kevin McIsaac: 905-932-8938 or

Download our PDF for more information. 


Botany & Birding on the Beach

Winged Jewels of Niagara Final Poster – Beautiful

Winged Jewels of Niagara Poster

Our first annual photo contest was a rousing success. We were overwhelmed with the entries we received from around the region of all the local species. Thank you to everyone involved with this project that helped make bring this great poster to fruition. We’d like to make special mention of all our winners whos photos were selected to be part of the Winged Jewels of Niagara 2012 poster:
Pam Bilodeau
Don Foley
Cathy Giancarlo
Susan Kirkham
Winn Laar
Tom Linton
Stuart McPherson
Ariana Murphy
Donna Ruckle
Joyce Sankey
Sherry Shisler
Amanda Tipler
Janet Wallington
Mark Williams

For those interested in purchasing a copy of our Winged Jewels of Niagara poster please contact the Land Trust. We look forward to carrying on this new tradition next year. Stay tuned for further details!

2nd Annual Niagara Land Trust Trivia Night was a HUGE success

Our evening of fun and trivia went off without a hitch but possibly a few wrong answers. For the second year in a row this brain-teasing event helped raise valuable funds for the Niagara Land Trust. Thanks to all our organizers, supporters and everyone for coming out that helped make this a great evening. A special thanks goes out to all those individuals and companies that provided donations for the silent auction. This year we were able to raise $1545 which will go towards our goal of preserving the natural landscape here in the Niagara Region.  We look forward to hosting many more of these evenings and seeing you all there!

Trivia Night Event Sponsors include:
Pen Financial


Trivia Night Round Sponsors include:

2nd Annual Trivia Night Annoucement


Click here for sign up sheet

Click here for Media Release