Niagara Chapter

The Niagara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada seeks to conserve, protect, and restore the headwaters of Twelve Mile Creek, Niagara’s last remaining significant cold water stream.

Working with landowners, municipalities, community groups, and other partners, the Niagara Chapter of TUC has undertaken major stream preservation and restoration projects throughout the watershed over the past eight years.  The Healthy Twelve Mile Creek initiative continues and expands our outreach to landowners with the aim of assisting them to enhance and preserve the creek where it flows through their property.


Trout Unlimited


Trout Unlimited Canada is a registered Canadian not for profit organization.

Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and their cold water resources for current and future generations. We are the voice for Canada’s rivers, streams, and lakes. From stream restoration to environmental education, all of the work Trout Unlimited Canada does is directed toward protecting and conserving Canada’s water. Our projects are guided by science and research and fueled by the unending passion of our volunteers and professional staff.


Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations.


OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario. Thanks to OTF’s generous support, the Healthy Twelve Mile Creek pilot project was created to focus on the stewardship of Twelve Mile Creek and the protection and restoration of Brook Trout habitat.

School of Environment and Horticulture Studies

Niagara College 

Niagara College (NC), the School of Environment and Horticulture Studies focuses strongly on applied, hands-on learning experiences via co-op placements and applied research projects. The valuable contributions of the GIS and Ecosystem Restoration program students provide much of the science behind the long-term vision for the successful restoration of Twelve Mile Creek. 


Niagara Project Partners

Many members of the Niagara community are working together to improve the aquatic health of Twelve Mile Creek:

  • Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

  • Niagara Restoration Council 

  • Friends of Short Hills Park

  • Friends of Greenbelt Foundation

  • Ontario Natural Parks

  • Niagara Escarpment Commission

  • The Town of Pelham

  • The Town of Thorold

  • Hamilton Naturalists 

  • Agape Valley

Niagara Project Team

This pilot project is the culmination of much positive energy, hard work and many volunteer hours. 

           Megan Lalli Project Coordinator




TUC Niagara Executive:

  • Eric Augustino 

  • Donna Cridland

  • Brian Custers

  • Dennis Edell  (chair)

  • Paul Furminger

  • Jeremy Garrett

  • Valerie Grabove

  • Brian Green

  • Gary Kosinsky

  • Doug Leavens

  • Deanna Lindblad

  • Ian Smith

  • Al Unwin


Graphic Design: Piper McKinnon

Website Design and Build: Roxanne Sirois


A project by the                                                                                                      Sponsored by the Ontario Trillium Foundation