Summary of 2016 Activities
This year Friends of Oliphant sponsored the second annual “Beach and Shore Clean-up” on Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd. Volunteers collected a total of 124 pounds of garbage from the Oliphant shoreline. Discarded plastic and paper articles were the most common items collected. >LINK<
Otherwise most of the organizations efforts went into producing a successful educational presentation held at the Oliphant Campers Church on Saturday, August 6th. The program entitled “The Birds and The Bees” focused on two important topics of environmental concern, the need to protect the diminishing population of pollinators, most specifically native bees, wasps, and hornets, and secondly the continuing loss of birds caused by collisions with windows.
Experts on both topics explained why these issues matter, how they impact our environment, as well as helpful methods we can all take to mitigate the problems. Those in attendance were enthusiastic about what they had learned.
Our presenters were;
Scott Macivor: Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Toronto, Department of Biological Sciences.
Clement Kent: Senior Research Associate, York University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology.
Michael Mesure: Founder and Executive Director of FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program).