The Friends were formed as the "Ad-Hoc Black Creek Clean-Up Committee" in 1980 as a result of a petition put forth by citizens of the Black Creek area. As a subcommittee of the town council, they were given the responsibility of clean in up Black, Beaver and Frenchman's Creeks. Three years later, after changing their name to include all of Fort Erie's Creeks, they became a non-profit, registered charity. Restoration work has also expanded to include 6 Mile Creek as well as Black, Beaver and Frenchman's Creek.
EARTH DAY, APRIL 2016 Friends of Fort Erie’s Creeks are committed to the protection, restoration and improvement of the local waterscape so that healthy ecosystems exist for people and wildlife always.
Each year FOFEC holds a competitive contest for all Earth Day participants. Contest prizes are made available through the many generous donations received from major sponsors; most notably, Tim Horton’s of Fort Erie who in the past, has donated several outstanding prizes including bicycles and camping equipment.
The focus of this year’s Earth Day event will be education and green jobs. This is not a fundraising event.
One of our premier events is our annual Earth Day / Eco Fair. This year’s event is scheduled for April 24th from 11:30am - 2:30pm at Niagara Christian College
. This is an all age event which encourages interaction between attendees, and representatives from local environmental groups. This year’s guest speaker will be Mr. Glen Hudgin
- (Manager of the Environmental Health Department at the Niagara Region).Last year’s event was host to approximately 400 people, including students and staff from area schools and representatives from local businesses and environmental groups.
Earth Day 2016 is a collaborative effort between Niagara Christian College, Ridgeway Crystal Beach High School and the Friends of Fort Erie’s Creeks. Special thanks to Mr. Aaron Smajda (NCC) and Mr. Bill Connor (RCBHS) for assisting with the coordination of this year’s event.
Ideas: Green Job Fair
Environmental Project Showcase
(a competition for students to present projects to be judged. *need to brainstorm some ideas...such as a theme like Alternative Transportation; Green Energy; Habitats, etc.) Help for students on any project can be arranged by contacting FOFEC office.
1465 Thompson Road, Fort Erie