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Sprucing up Sarnia’s natural areas

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The Sarnia Urban Wildlife Committee invites the public to join in weekly outdoor projects aimed at improving natural areas in Sarnia.

A number of city-owned properties are maintained by members of the committee, with a focus on removing invasive species, spreading wood chips on Canatara Park trails, cleaning prairie gardens and building bee hotels.

Events are held Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at various sties throughout the city:

Thursday, May 12: “Removing garlic mustard” at Canatara Park (Animal Farm parking lot); bring gloves and small trowel

Thursday, May 19 & June 9: “Cleaning a prairie garden” at the Art Teasell Wildlife Refuge, Blackwell Road; bring gloves and shovel

Thursday, May 26: “Cleaning the downtown garden” (across from 100 Christina St.); bring gloves and shovel

 Thursday, June 2: “Spreading wood chips on trails” (Canatara Park entrance); bring rakes, plastic shovels, wheelbarrow

 Thursday, June 16: “Review of natural areas in Canatara Park” (Animal Farm parking lot)

 Thursday, June 23: “Point Lands, Sarnia Bay” (work at wetland); bring gloves, shovel

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