- Earth Day Creek Clean-up
- Great Canadian Shoreline/Fall Creek Clean-Up
Riparian Planting and Naturalization Projects
Water Quality Monitoring Program
FOMC is in its 3rd year of One Mile Creek water sampling, which takes place on a monthly basis from May to November upstream near John and King Street. We take temperature, pH and conductivity readings at the sample site. The results are sent to NPCA to be compared to their tests done downstream near Nassau Street.
In an effort to educate and inform the FOMC members and the general public and to generate more interest in our initiatives, FOMC hosts a speaker series at least once a year.
Speaker Series #1: Constructed Wetlands (2006)
Dr. Edgar Lemon, a retired professor of environmental physics of Cornell University spoke to FOMC members and the public about the benefits of constructed wetlands.
Speaker Series #2: Riparian Planting (2007)
Alison Thompson from the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority spoke to FOMC members and the public about riparian planting and other restoration projects.
Speaker Series #3: Wild About Your Garden (2008)
Albert Garofalo from Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority spoke to FOMC members and the public to discuss some simple ways to create a natural and native garden and talked about the benefits of native plants.
Speaker Series #4: Source Water Protection (2008)
Jayme Campbell from Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority spoke to FOMC members and the public about source water protection and how this new legislation relates to NOTL and One Mile Creek specifically.
Speaker Series #5: Think Global, Act Local (2009)
Debbie Whitehouse from Niagara Parks Commission spoke to FOMC members and the public about why thinking globally and acting locally by engaging in volunteer work and grassroots organizations is important to the community.
Speaker Series #6: “Restoring Nature to Niagara” (2009)
Corey Burant , Environmental Manager from the Niagara Restoration Council spoke to FOMC members and the public about restoration projects in Niagara.
Speaker Series #7: “Making $ense Out of Water Conservation: Threats & Opportunities for Our Land of Plenty” (2010)
Melissa Hellwig from Niagara Sustainability Network spoke to FOMC members and the general public about various water conservation issues in Canada and the world.