2555 Ott Road, Stevensville, ON L0S 1S0, On. Phone: 905.382.7194
Annual Programs and Events
  • Student Co-op 2019:
    This seasonal environmental monitoring program complements the current studies of environmental students and supports job readiness.
    This year, FOFEC has six post-secondary university and college students (two funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program and four volunteers) conducting environmental field studies on Frenchman’s Creek and the Kraft Drain and assisting with OTF project activities here at the Stevensville Conservation Area.
  • Introduction to Environmental Monitoring::
    Funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation through 2020, FOFEC will be hosting a series of five environmental monitoring and awareness programs to secondary school students.
    Students will learn to identify native and invasive flora and fauna, monitor water quality with state-of-the-art sampling equipment, identify soil types, analyze benthic macroinvertebrates, and restore the environment .
  • Earth Day 2019:
    In April 2019, FOFEC planted five mature trees on the grounds of Greater Fort Erie Secondary School (GFESS) with assistance from GFESS staff and students.
  • Tree Planting Events:
    Each year we do our best to solicit funds in support of ongoing reforestation objectives. Whether it be to restore a local forest, wetland, conservation area or urban green space, our goal is to plant more trees!
    We encourage the public to support us through volunteerism. Please contact us if interested and visit again later for information on upcoming events.

Right to Left: Bill Fryer (FOFEC), Lisa Reesor (Walker Ind.), Cathy Gilmore (Walker Ind.)
Bill Connor (FOFEC), Ian Twyford (FOFEC).

Thanks to Walker Aggregates & Construction
For their commitment to raising environmental awareness in the community through stewardship and for selecting the Friends of Fort Erie’s Creeks as the recipient of a financial award of $1,670.00 as part of Walker Industries Earth 1st Challenge.

Brief History
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.
Visit Ontario Trillium FoundationThe Friends of Fort Erie’s Creeks wish to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for rewarding us with a $213,000 grant to support a new reforestation and environmental education project at the Stevensville Conservation Area.

The Welland Green Team is pleased to announce that in support of Earth Day 2019 we have partnered with RainBarrel.ca

Each rain barrel includes a leaf and mosquito filter basket, an overflow adaptor, a spigot and an overflow hose.

Rain barrels are $55 each (up to 50% off retail price) and must be pre-ordered online at www.RainBarrel.ca/REXROTH

Pre-ordered rain barrels will be available for pick up on:
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 at, 490 Prince Charles Drive South, Welland, Ontario.

Our goal is to raise money to help support the Friends of Fort Erie’s Creeks.

Niagara Conservation AuthorityFOFEC would also like to thank the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) for their commitment to assist with the Stevensville Conservation Area Reforestation Project through providing planning, mapping, tree management and project evaluation services. The project would not have been approved without their support
Niagara Conservation Authority
Thank you to the Niagara Community Foundation for funding FOFEC’s 2017 summer co-op program! Secondary students considering a career in the environmental field were introduced to the latest environmental sampling procedures used in the field and laboratory by today’s professionals
Niagara Conservation AuthorityThank you to Toronto Dominion Bank for funding the restoration of Albert Street Park in Fort Erie in 2017. Additional thanks for funding the purchase of trees which were raffled off at our fall festival (free of charge) to members of the public whom had lost Ash trees on their property due to EAB infestation. Over 75 mature trees were planted as a result of this project!
UPCOMING EVENTSStevensville Conservation Area Reforestation and Education Project:

  • Project start date is February 5th, 2018 and will run for a period of three years.
  • Project works will include reforestation and trail restoration
  • Education will be incorporated into all works

Earth Day 2018:
  • Venue to be announced in March 2018
  • This is an all age event which encourages interaction between attendees and representatives from local environmental groups.
  • Complimentary to the many displays set up by local environmental groups and businesses, local students are asked to create their own poster board display highlighting an environmental issue of choice. The displays will be judged by representatives from all environmental organizations in attendance; prizes being awarded to the top three entries. All prizes are made available through generous donations from major sponsors.
  • This is not a fundraising event.