About Us

The Niagara Escarpment Foundation (NEF) is a registered charitable organization founded in 2001 to educate and encourage public awareness of the natural and cultural significance of the Niagara Escarpment and to conduct or sponsor research related to the social-ecological systems of the Niagara Escarpment.

Most recently, NEF collaborated on research that provided the Niagara Escarpment Commission with a strategy to harmonize the water policies of the Niagara Escarpment Plan with the more modern water science and concepts reflected in the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan. Water issues will continue to be a focus of NEF's research agenda, with the implementation of new projects that build on the recently published water policy paper, Flowing Off the Edge.

In 2009, the Niagara Escarpment Foundation will launch Escarpment Kids, a comprehensive youth education program designed to teach young people from the primary grades through high school about the natural history, geology, geography, and ecological significance of the Escarpment and to use the designation of the Escarpment as a World Biosphere Reserve as a learning laboratory where students and teachers attempt to model a sustainable society.

Funding Partners

The Niagara Escarpment Foundation would like to express its tremendous appreciation for the support of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. We are also deeply grateful for the generosity of those individuals who have made contributions to our current fundraising campaign, Make Change for a Hundred, and invite you to click on the Donate button above to help the Niagara Escarpment Foundation 'make change for a hundred'.