Updates

  • Owen Bjorgan talks about Niagara’s wetlands

    Owen Bjorgan talks about Niagara’s wetlands

    At the Oct. 23, 2019, meeting of Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC), special guest speaker Owen Bjorgan talked about Niagara’s wetlands including discussion about our local creeks.   

  • Sustainable Communities focus for June 2019 at Community Centre

    Sustainable Communities focus for June 2019 at Community Centre

    At the June 19, 2019 meeting of Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) at the Community Centre environmental consultant Jocelyn Baker talked about building sustainable communities, using the One Mile Creek watershed plan as an example. Also, Stuart McPherson, restoration lead at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA), talked about current restoration opportunities.

  • NOTL gives awards to two environment volunteers

    NOTL gives awards to two environment volunteers

    Friends of One Mile Creek congratulates the two citizens recognized by the Town of Niagara on the Lake for their contribution to protecting the environment. Lord Mayor Volunteer Awards in seven categories were presented to 15 citizens, including Sandra O’Connor and Finn Madsen, for their contributions to the community.

  • Decision on development proposal for 373 Victoria Street delayed

    Decision on development proposal for 373 Victoria Street delayed

    Niagara on the Lake Town Council has deferred consideration until its Sept. 16 meeting the consideration of the proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment to facilitate the severance of 373 Victoria Street to create two separate lots for single detached residential purposes. The development application concerns Friends of One Mile Creek because about 57% of the property lies within the One Mile Creek floodplain.

  • FOMC welcomes Gayle Wood as interim CAO of NPCA

    FOMC welcomes Gayle Wood as interim CAO of NPCA

    The Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) welcomes the appointment by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) of Gayle Wood as Interim Chief Administrative Officer/Secretary-Treasurer effective March 1, 2019. Wood was appointed by the newly installed NPCA board of directors for a term of 5 months, while the board searches for a permanent CAO with the help of an external hiring firm.

  • History of Friends of One Mile Creek

    History of Friends of One Mile Creek

    Landowners abutting One Mile Creek and other interested individuals formed the Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) in 2003 because of concerns regarding the condition of the creek and associated Lansdowne Pond. Working with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA), the group has implemented a number of stewardship projects to revitalize the creek’s natural heritage.