Preserving Twelve Mile Creek

Twelve Mile Creek is the last cold water stream in the Niagara Region, and the Niagara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada is rightly proud of the work they are doing to preserve and enhance it. The Chapter works with many partners to counter the effects of urbanization, erosion, landowner mismanagement, loss of forest cover, and warming of the stream. The talk will focus on several of the projects undertaken, the partnerships created, successes and challenge and more: working with injured Canadian soldiers as part of the Healing Waters program, engaging Scouts in conservation and recreation, promoting ethical and responsible fishing practices.

Brian Green is an educator, writer, and broadcaster who is a founding member of the Niagara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada. Now retired from Niagara College where he taught English and Broadcast Journalism, he has devoted his energy for the past decade to the work of the Niagara Chapter in their efforts to preserve and enhance Twelve Mile Creek, the last spring-fed cold water aquatic system in Niagara. His text books on college writing skills and broadcast journalism have been used since 1980 in colleges and universities across Canada and are still among the national best sellers of their genre. Freelance and contract articles have appeared in various publications, including Toronto LifeCanadian Fly FisherCanoeToronto Star, and The Angling Report. An avid canoeist and traveler, Brian enjoys combining those activities with his passion for fly fishing and fly tying. He lives in Fenwick, an easy bike ride to the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club Short Hills Preserve, where one of the branches of Twelve Mile Creek finds its source.