Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SATURDAY TREE PLANTING IN PARK - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Click on the here or on the image on the left for a site map

SAM SMITH BIRD WALK ON SATURDAY

CCFEW Bird Walk
Saturday, April 30, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Colonel Samuel Smith Park
Leader: Bob Yukich
Meet in the south parking lot of Colonel samuel Smith Park (where the road ends) at 9:00, rain or shine. MAP
These walks are sponsored by Birds & Beans an are free for all to attend.Spring migration is getting into high gear, so this walk should produce some nice sightings.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

VANDALISM IN PARK - WHAT TO DO?

If you see vandalism in the park, please bring it to the attention of David Chapman, Parks Supervisor, Etobicoke York District.


He can be reached at 416 394 5413 or by e-mail.


The graffiti on the new nature interpretive signs has been reported by FOSS and David has told us that it will be taken care of as soon as possible.

Monday, April 18, 2011

APRIL 30 - TREE/SHRUB PLANTING AND BIRD WALK IN SAM SMITH

Colonel Samuel Smith Park – CCFEW Bird Walk
Saturday, April  30, 2011 9:00 am    Leader: Bob Yukich
Meet in the south parking lot of Colonel samuel Smith Park (where the road ends) at 9:00, rain or shine. MAP

Trees Across Toronto – Colonel Sam Smith Park – Spring Planting
Saturday, April  30, 2011 10:00 am
Toronto has set a goal to double its tree canopy from 17% to 34%. This goal is part of the city’s Climate Change, Clean Air and Sustainable Energy Action Plan, “Change is in the Air” introduced in June 2007.

SAM SMITH PARK TREE WORKSHOP APRIL 30

Tree Workshop   (note must pre-register)
Saturday, April 30  9:30-3:00
Toronto's urban forest is aging and in need of help.   Join us for an interactive workshop led by Ian Bruce, a Senior Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Consultant -and Etobicoke resident- with over 30 years experience in the field. The morning session at the Assembly Hall will comprise some basic training in identifying tree species and on issues related to tree health and development.
Where:  Assembly Hall , East Room 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr (Lakeshore Blvd W, at KIpling)
The morning session at the Assembly Hall will comprise some basic training in identifying tree species and on issues related to tree health and development. After a break for Lunch (provided), we will head outdoors into Mother Nature's classroom to put the morning's lessons into practice. Learn how  you can help renew  this important city resource.
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited (FREE); the deadline is April 25th.    To register, or if you have questions, send an email (with your name and phone number) to LPCtreeWorkshop@gmail.com, or phone 416-252-9701 x795 and leave a message
Sponsored by Lakeshore Planning Council - http://lakeshoreforum.ca/environment-and-sustainability

Saturday, April 16, 2011

MIMICO WATERFRONT PARK UPDATE

The Mimico Waterfront Linear Park Community Newsletter, Spring 2011 is now available on-line and can be accessed by clicking on the following link:  
http://www.trca.on.ca/dotAsset/103844.pdf

Monday, April 11, 2011

REMINDER - SPRING CLEAN-UP ON SUNDAY

Alan is at it again!
Kudos to Alan Roy for organizing another spring clean-up at Sam Smith Park.  We think that this is his eighth year in a row.

To find out more about Alan, please read this previous FOSS post.

Hope to see a good turnout on Sunday.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

NATURE PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS COMES TO SAM SMITH PARK

Humber Arboretum staff are going to bring nature programming to their south campus.
 
They are currently advertising school programs there for this May and June, operating out of Humber College and using Sam Smith Park as their outdoor classroom.

This is tremendous news for those of us who have always seen the incredible teaching potential of our very own "nature park".
Please encourage your children's teachers to book class trips. 
With support, this exciting programme will be successful and grow.