Cooper Marsh Gets a Clean-Up

provided by Glengarry Trappers Council
Cooper Marsh Gets a Clean-Up

LANCASTER:  Thanks to the efforts of the Glengarry Trappers Council, the shoreline along the St. Lawrence River at Meadow Bay which is part of the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area has been cleaned up.  The event took place on Saturday, April 27th from 9am to noon and was a cooperative project between the St. Lawrence River Institute (SLRI), the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA), the Township of South Glengarry and the Raisin River Marina.

“We picked up over 20  bags of mainly plastics as well as drums and other floating objects  that over the winter accumulated in the bay.” explained Council President Stéphane Dubuc.  “We had 12 members who participated as well as three staff from RRCA and two from SLRI.  It was a great morning and tied nicely with Earth Day!”

The initiative was supported by a grant from Freshwater Future, who are a catalyst for community action that strengthens policies & projects designed to safeguard the waters of the Great Lakes region.

“This is a great project which allowed for our Council members to enhance wildlife habitat and provide a safe haven for migratory birds, fur bearers and turtles.”  said  Dubuc.  “We consider ourselves stewards of the land and waters and were very happy to assist in the management of wildlife along with our partners.”

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