Thursday, December 4, 2014

SUMMARY: MINUTES FOSS STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING NOVEMBER 25TH, 2014



Summary: Minutes of the FOSS Steering Committee Meeting
November 25, 2014
   7:00 PM LAMP, ROOM 302, 185 5th Street, Etobicoke


  • Milkweed seeds have been planted in three areas of Colonel Samuel Smith Park to attract and provide food for the dwindling Monarch Butterfly population. Special thanks to staff and students from Humber College who seeded “Swallow Field”. Milkweed is no longer considered a “noxious weed” in most jurisdictions, including Ontario. For more information: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/info_milkweed.htm
  • On November 27th, several individuals from the FOSS Steering Committee (accompanied by members of CCFEW) attended a meeting at the Etobicoke Civic Centre to support the city’s draft plan designating CSSP as an Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) and to lobby for an enlargement of the areas of the park coming under protection. The Lakeshore Planning Council (LPC) also supports this initiative.
  • FOSS is satisfied with and commends Humber College for the “bird friendly” design of its new Welcome Centre building
  • FOSS advocates re-planting of trees and/or moving of existing trees that will be disturbed during construction of the Welcome Centre. FOSS also suggests the remediation of North Creek (especially the zone south of the Power House).
  • FOSS advocates that the proposed Catholic elementary school (to be located on CSSP Drive) will also be bird friendly and will provide for the salvation of the existing historic apple orchard.

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