12 Mile Creek, ON - John Bacher
My Watermark is 12 Mile Creek in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
12 Mile Creek is the mouth of the Niagara River and feeds into Lake Ontario. I’m very delighted to talk about my successful efforts to protect 12 Mile Creek, more importantly the last 4 miles that are not canals. And to help stop this watershed from being urbanized and polluted.
It’s important because it provides habitat for the frogs and breeding amphibians like salamanders. It was shocking because I visited different urbanised areas of Niagara Falls and in the spring time which is breeding season, I couldn’t hear a single frog call.
But now through awareness and eleven years of hard fought battling you can now go to those same spots and hear frog calls to the point where it drives people crazy. But it shows that with enough initiative you can drastically help to save habitats and ecosystems in your own backyard.