The Friends of the Coves engages the community in rehabilitation, protection and wise stewardship of the Coves Subwatershed.
About FRIENDS OF THE COVES SUBWATERSHED INC.
The Coves is a series of 3 ponds that offer a natural refuge in the heart of London, Ontario. In 1998, two friends hiking in the Coves lamented that the ecosystem was progressively degrading. The friends wasted little time in talk and soon turned their lamentations into action. By 2000, they enlisted the support of 6 volunteer board members and established an incorporated, non-profit registered charity called the Friends of the Coves Subwatershed Inc.
The Friends of the Coves immediately secured funding to create the Coves Subwatershed Plan. With extensive community consultation they identified common goals and secured widespread support for implementation of the plan.
The Friends have installed a native plant butterfly garden, have naturalization projects on a former landfill site and shoreline areas, develop educational programs to promote ecologically friendly practices, and established a water quality monitoring program