Friends Of MArie Curtis Park
preserving its natural character by promoting responsible and respectful use
Event Notice: The Friends of Marie Curtis (FOMAC) and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Spring 2019 Nature walk and cleanup was sucessfully held on Sunday, 7 April. People are saying:
thanks… for your dedicated time, interest and efforts to coordinate us all in another friendly, practical and educational event. 353 pounds is great! About that of a man, woman and child (or about 36 average adult Canada geese). But maybe we should factor in volume: all that Styrofoam is, like astronauts, near weightless but occupies space! Ha.
Would love to see the City claw up that west “beach” disaster area… again. Whoa.
See you around our already cleaner park…Mike
It was a great turnout with the amount of people increasing each year and it’s nice to get to know the community. Overall I found the park to be much cleaner this year…prior to the clean up and yet we still picked up 353 pounds of garbage. Hopefully one day we can reduce this #…MV
Click here for scenes from the event.
Friends of Marie Curtis Park (FOMAC) Steering Committee.
Marie Curtis Park is part of the City of Toronto’s public parkland system. It is located at the southwestern-most end of the city, bordered by Lake Ontario to the South, Lake Shore Boulevard West to the North, 42nd Street to the East and the city of Mississauga to the west.
With an area of 41 hectares (100 acres), Marie Curtis Park is a prime location for urban nature: it lies at the intersection of Lake Ontario and the mouth of the Etobicoke Creek and is therefore defined by its beaches, deciduous forest, riparian vegetation growth, meadows, marshes and savannahs, as well as its more human-landscaped elements. These different habitats are the permanent or temporary homes for an astonishing (for a North American urban environment) array of species, including dozens of migratory birds and permanent feathered dwellers, mammals (squirrels, chipmunks, coyotes, raccoons, minks, opossums, beavers, muskrats, rabbits, mice), amphibians (toads, frogs and salamanders), reptiles (snakes and turtles), fish (salmon, trout, catfish, smallmouth bass, carp, pike, sunfish, etc.), invertebrates and various plant species.
FOMAC was established in 2017 with the mission “To protect the natural character of Marie Curtis Park (MCP), Long Branch, Toronto”. More specifically, FOMAC’s objectives are:
We are a community group that is keen to grow. If you love Marie Curtis Park and would like to help maintain its natural beauty, please consider joining us (see Contacts under our menu to the left).
Thank you for your interest in FOMAC and we invite you to browse our website!