Brock partnering to preserve the Niagara River environment
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Brock University’s faculty and students are helping preserve parkland along the Niagara River and Niagara Falls under a new partnership agreement.

The university has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Niagara Parks to work together on environmental stewardship of the site, which is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.

Under the MOU, Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre will share expertise with the Parks authority and take part in collaborative events and research projects. The agreement is also a boost to students, who will benefit from co-op and other work-integrated opportunities in the 1,700-hectare park.

“This partnership reflects Niagara Parks’ steadfast commitment to the environment and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Brock University and its team at the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre in further advancing and promoting our shared goals,” said Niagara Parks Chair Janice Thomson.

“Meaningful impacts for the environment and for people will be realized from this initiative through innovative research, hands-on experience and state-of-the-art practices. Engaging Brock faculty and students directly with staff from [Niagara Parks] is sustainability science in action.”
Prof. Ryan Plummer
Director, Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
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