“Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead –

So, what has the WCNA done?

Since September 2002, we have…

  • Won the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s “Group of the Year” Award of Merit for our environmental teamwork
  • Worked with City Council to get 2 new City playgrounds installed – north & south of Parnell
  • Successfully petitioned City Council to change the existing zoning of 4 of our creekside parks from “Housing” to “Environmental Protection Area”
  • Awarded $8,500 in environmental grants …brought various agencies together for environmental projects, helping to reduce creek erosion & polluted run off from our yards, creating a habitat for fish & wildlife
  • Requested barriers to block the unauthorized vehi cle access that endangered our park users
  • Worked with the Niagara Regional Police to have bike patrols & plain-clothes police patrols through our parks in 2003 & 2004
  • Hosted 2 “Party in the Park” celebrations in the park for 500 local residents with delicious food, cool drinks and free inflatables
  • Hosted 3 public “Star Gazing Nights” with the Royal Astronomical Society of Niagara with FREE telescope viewing of stars, planets, moon
  • Assisted a local family of 5 who lost everything in a fire
  • Publish regular issues of our newsletter, the Walker’s Creek News, delivered to up to 2,000 homes & businesses in Grantham Ward
  • Host annual Yard Tours in the neighbourhood – this popular event is our main fundraising event
  • Planted 2 Butterfly gardens in Cherie Road Park and Walker’s Creek Park North
  • Established a popular neighbourhood website. Check it out at
  • Hosted All Candidates Nights for Grantham Ward with the St. Catharines Firefighters’ Association

With your help, we can do even more !