Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Summary: FOSS Steering Committee Meeting
APRIL 25TH, 2017
7:05 PM, LAMP, 185 5th Street, Etobicoke

SPRING BIRD FESTIVAL: Saturday, May 27. 10am-2pm. Bird walks (begin at 10am). Face painting. Photography exhibit/sale (subject matter related to Col. Sam Park). Door prizes. FOSS children’s projects (build bird feeders/baths/nesting shelves). Bird house kits will be available for $ donation.  FOSS memberships and t-shirt sales. And much more!

COLONEL SAM PARK CLEAN-UP DAY WITH ALAN ROY: FOSS thanks Alan and all the volunteers (195 who signed in plus several others who did not) who made this day such a success. 1100 pounds of trash were removed from the park.

PROPOSED PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP: Photography tips and information. Tentatively scheduled for an evening in June. Location: Men’s Picnic Shelter, Colonel Sam Smith Park. $5.00 participation fee. Check the blog for more information.

BARN SWALLOW NESTING SHELF: The shelf has been constructed. The city has indicated that high water levels are delaying installation.

VOLUNTEER REQUIRED FOR FOSS BLOG: If you are an advocate for nature in the city and have the necessary skills required for maintaining the FOSS blog, please contact FOSS. Contact information is available on the website. Thanks go to Terry Smith for his 9 years of dedication in this position.

SWALLOW NESTING SITES: FOSS volunteers have prepared a total of 66 Tree Swallow boxes. See blog for details. Check out the action in the Swallow Field.

DRUG/GARBAGE PROBLEMS AT COL. SAM: Discarded drug paraphernalia and litter are on-going detriments in the park, particularly in the North Creek area. Visitors are asked to notify the police at 416 808-2200 for drug infractions and 311 for trash build-up.

TWO-HOUR PARKING LIMIT ON SOUTH LOT AT COLONEL SAM: FOSS has been informed that the two hour parking limit in the south parking lot has met with some success. Vehicles are being marked and fines are being issued.

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