Thursday, November 2, 2017

SUMMARY: MINUTES FOSS STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING, OCTOBER 24TH, 2017

Summary: FOSS Steering Committee Meeting
Annual General Meeting
October 24th, 2017
7:12PM, LAMP, 185 5th Street, Etobicoke

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Provided highlights for a variety of FOSS’s projects—some of which are:
1) Spring Bird Festival
2) Spring Clean up  
3) Refurbishment and installation of a Purple Martin house 
4) Retrieval, storage and future construction of Red-necked Grebe nesting platforms (a project originally begun by Mr. J. Calico of the Lake Shore Yacht Club)
5) Tree planting 
6) Burdock (noxious weed that is a danger to small birds) removal
7) The erection of a new viewing stand (from monies obtained via a Weston Family       Foundation Grant) 
8) A successful photographic exhibition in 2016 (another is planned for Fall 2018) 
9) The building, erection and maintenance of 65 Tree Swallow nesting boxes.

STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTION: The members of the committee are: Brian Keaveney (President), Brian Liberty (Vice President), Monique Fischer (Treasurer), Sandra Hawkins (Secretary), Liana Franciosi, Barbara Keaveney, Terry Smith and Nancy Barrett.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Sandra H. presented a photographic essay--Colonel Sam Smith Park: A Sanctuary in the City--that emphasized the wildlife that calls CSSP home and the volunteers who are devoted to the park’s protection.

REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to collect photos, distribute flyers, etc. for the 2018 FOSS PHOTO EXHIBITION. Sponsors gratefully welcomed. See the FOSS web site for additional information.

Humber College Interpretive Centre has mounted a display (A Bird’s Eye View) that addresses the avian treasures of CSSP. FOSS provided guidance for this exhibit. The centre also lends binoculars to help enhance visitors’ enjoyment of the park. The last day for the exhibit is November 25.

Toronto Climate Film Fest. Free. November 16. 6:30PM. Humber College, Lakeshore Campus. L Building. Room L1017. Feature film: Sea of Life. The film’s director, Julia Barnes will be in attendance.

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