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Thursday June 9th, 2016

Posted at 9:09pm

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Volunteers are needed to help plant native wildflowers and grasses at Jack Miner Sanctuary on Monday, June 13th.

As part of an Environment Canada – EcoAction Community Grant, the wetlands at the Sanctuary were among six sites chosen for involving the community in the process of wetland restoration across the region.

“Riparian buffers around wetlands are critical ecological components that allow the wetland to function at a higher level,” said Caroline Biribauer, Outreach Coordinator for the Essex Region Conservation Authority. “Many of these areas can only be hand-planted, and that’s where volunteers come in.”

You can find the Jack Miner Sanctuary at 332 Road 3, approximately 4 kms north of downtown Kingsville.

Volunteers will enjoy a light barbecue dinner starting at 5:30pm, with the planting following at 6:30pm. Volunteers are encouraged to wear boots and long pants and to dress for the weather as this event is rain or shine. Planting equipment and gloves will be provided, and high school students can earn community service hours.

Interested volunteers are asked to RSVP to: Caroline, Outreach Coordinator at [email protected] or 519-776-5209, ext. 245.

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