Welcome to the Get Involved NPCA portal! Thank you for your interest in the Wainfleet Bog Advisory Committee, we welcome you to submit your application.
The NPCA Wainfleet Bog Advisory Committee is being established with an aim to provide collaborative perspective, guidance, and expert advice in the review, revision and implementation of the Wainfleet Bog Management Plan and other site strategies for the Wainfleet Bog Conservation Area.
Applications will be assessed and recommendations for appointment will be presented to the NPCA Board of Directors, based on the positions available and the potential candidate’s ability to meet the roles and expectations of a member (See Section 9 in Terms of Reference). Seats may remain vacant until candidates with the necessary background and skills can be identified.
Responsibilities of Members:
- Act as Champions/Ambassadors for the Wainfleet Bog ecosystem.
- Advise on potential partnership opportunities and fundraising.
- Provide a conduit to the local community within their sector.
- Provide input based on their expertise and experience.
Current VACANT Positions (# seats available):
- local municipal government, Wainfleet and Port Colborne (2)*
- stakeholders (e.g. neighbours, hunters, users, etc.) (2)
- conservation/naturalist clubs or environmental non-government organizations (2)
- science/academia (1)
- First Nations (2)*
*Application is not available for Municipal Government and First Nations seats as these positions are appointed.
If you are interested in joining the Committee, we encourage you to read the terms of reference and submit an application below. Deadline: February 28, 2022, 4 p.m.
The NPCA maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity and recognizes that diversity is a source of strength and works to champion inclusive attitudes and approaches to recruitment that lead to full and meaningful participation.
The Wainfleet Bog is located approximately eight km northwest of the urban area of Port Colborne, within the Township of Wainfleet and the City of Port Colborne. The Wainfleet Bog was historically mined for peat, which resulted in significant adverse impacts to this rare and unique ecosystem. The two largest landowners of the Wainfleet Bog natural area are the NPCA and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), with NPCA retaining the largest land holding.
The Wainfleet Bog Conservation Area was acquired in 1995 by the NPCA and is the largest of its conservation areas at approximately 2,000 acres (800 hectares). The Wainfleet Bog is a provincially significant wetland and is the largest least disturbed bog remaining within the Carolinian region of Ontario. This rare ecosystem provides habitat to a variety of unique plants and animals, as well as a suite of recreational uses.