2555 Ott Road, Stevensville, ON L0S 1S0, On. Phone: 905.382.7194
Join our Team
and Become a Volunteer

Friends of Fort Erie’s Creeks is looking for volunteers to come and help us out with small and large projects.

If you are interested, please contact us at 905-382-7194

Current Programs and Recent Projects
  • Training and co-op education programs.
  • Water quality monitoring including chemical, physical and biological. .

  • Working in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Bert Miller Nature Club, and the Environmental Advisory Committee for the Town of Fort Erie on localized Great Lakes Nearshore Framework objectives with the Niagara Community Coastal Collaborative group.

  • Stevensville Conservation Area Reforestation and Education Project funded with a $213,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

  • Albert Street Park restoration project took place on November 23rd, 2017 in collaboration with the Town of Fort Erie using more than $6000 worth of native tree species.


Thank you for supporting our 10-week summer co-op program

FOFEC Environmental Training ProgramFormat:
  • Will be broken down into three groups of students
  • Each group will receive training sessions; schedule to be determined according to availability of students and FOFEC staff
Learning Objectives:
  • Field orientation (GPS, compass)
  • Mapping
  • Plant and animal identification
  • Structural assessment of a watercourse
  • Sources of surface water pollution (point/non-point)
  • Water quality monitoring, analysis, and assessment

 Site Observations (Physical and Biological)

  • Identify and document the diversity and density of local aquatic/terrestrial plant species
  • Identify and document the diversity and density of all aquatic and terrestrial animal species
  • Classify (excellent-poor) and document aquatic habitat; i.e. felled trees, in-stream plant cover etc.
  • Obtain and document wetted width, bank full width, and depth measurements
  • Examine and document current condition of creek banks; i.e. erosion, exposed roots, substantial slope etc.
  • Identify possible sources of pollution; i.e. drainage pipes, local land use, foreign debris etc..

Water Quality Monitoring and Analysis
  • Introduction to water quality sampling procedures, governmental guidelines and instrumentation
  • Measure physical and chemical water quality parameters at each site using Multi-parameter Sonde meter; document results
  • Obtain one surface water sample from each site for laboratory analysis (spectrophotometry); analyse samples and document results