Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) oversees the Niagara Peninsula watershed, which encompasses the Niagara Region and portions of the City of Hamilton, and portions of Haldimand County. The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority manages 41 conservation areas, including Ball’s Falls and Jordan Harbour.
The Town of Lincoln works closely with the NPCA to ensure optimal outcomes for our community at large.
The Brock Lincoln Living Lab is unique partnership that formally connects Brock University to the Lincoln community, which will provide real benefits by leveraging the resources, capacities and talents of both communities. Specific targets the group is working towards include:
- Conduct a needs assessment within the first year of operations identifying priorities, proposed activities and objectives to be achieved within the first five years:
Hold public events each year pertaining to knowledge mobilization and community engagement
Engage graduate and undergraduate students in co-operative education, course projects and independent research projects
Initiate research projects by Brock faculty
Explore and pursue mutually beneficial opportunities of shared interest such as grant proposals and community forums
Promote the Living Lab locally and develop networks nationally and internationally
Support Lincoln in following other national or international initiatives that can help promote community sustainability and are in line with the spirit of the Living Lab
Read the Brock-Lincoln Living Lab Year in Review 2021 for more information.
Building resilience into sustainable community development is the aim of this five-year partnership involving the Town of Lincoln, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, and the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre. The landmark Prudhomme’s development site in the Town of Lincoln is the primary focus of the partnership. It is intended to “set out a new urban vision, urban design and public realm guidelines, updated land-use designations, servicing strategies, transportation requirements and implementation policies”. Led by the Resilience Collaborative, the partners will collaborate to provide critical insights about resilience from theoretical and on-the-ground experiences and experiment with novel approaches to build resilience into development initiatives. Knowledge generated and lessons learned will be transferable elsewhere in the municipality, providing evidence-based decisions, catalyzing opportunities for innovation, and influencing uptake of best practices.
For more information, click here.
The Town is a member of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and it’s Mayors Advisory Council on Coastal Resilience. The Initiative is a binational coalition of 128 U.S. and Canadian mayors and local officials working to advance the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. The Cities Initiative works in partnership on many issues with the International Joint Commission, the Great Lakes Commission, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Environment Canada; the Cities Initiative also works with state agencies and provincial ministries. GLSLCI collaborates with several other Great Lakes basin-wide non-governmental organizations, including the Alliance for the Great Lakes, the Council of Great Lakes Governors, and the Healing Our Waters Coalition.
Niagara Adapts was a partnership designed to build innovative climate solutions right here in Niagara. By leveraging resources and expertise from seven municipalities in the Niagara region and Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, the partnership supported collaborative climate change adaptation assessment, planning and implementation.
Niagara Adapts in Lincoln
For years, Lincoln has been witness to increased severe weather events, including flooding, strong winds, and droughts. Climate change adaptation planning is critical in building a resilient community. Ongoing severe weather impacts a community's ability to be prosperous. Ongoing damage to infrastructure, natural and built, is costly for municipalities impacting ongoing efforts to remain affordable for our taxpayer base.
Through the Niagara Adapts initiative, Lincoln:
- Benefitted from expertise from municipalities and Brock University
- Built opportunities for innovative approaches to climate change adaptation
- Developed public policy built on sound evidence
Building these relationships across sectors strengthened our community's ability for responsiveness.
Lincoln is proud to have been part of Niagara Adapts as it built a collective think thank that continues our path of developing a sustainable and livable community.
Learn more about Niagara Adapts at Brock University.
In 2019, the Town of Lincoln and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) focused on collaborating to support and advance the innovation, commercialization, and sustainability of horticulture in Lincoln and the surrounding region. The Town’s efforts to forge strategic partnerships continue with the signing of this MOU with Vineland. Lincoln’s diverse economy includes a robust agri-business sector. The recent five-year map for economic growth highlighted a focus on agriculture and food and beverage production, emphasizing the important role horticulture plays in Lincoln.
For more information on this important partnership, read the media release.