Amherstburg Community Foundation Donates For New Wetland And Cycling Trail

Wednesday October 21st, 2020

Posted at 1:35pm

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The Amherstburg Community Foundation presented funds raised funds for the creation of a new wetland at Holiday Beach Conservation Area on Wednesday.

“The Amherstburg Community Foundation is pleased to help make Amherstburg an even better place to live and visit,” said Richard Peddie, President of the Amherstburg Community Foundation. “One of the Foundation’s values is ‘healthy’. Combining cycling with wetlands will definitely help make both our residents and environment healthier.”

The 1 acre wetland is being constructed as the first phase of a single track cycling project for which funds are still being raised. Ultimately, the excavated fill from the wetland will be used to create topographical interest for the new cycling trail. The new trail will traverse around the new and existing wetlands, through the Essex County Demonstration Farm, and connect with trails already created within the Conservation Area. Interest in cycling trails continues to grow with the expansion of Greenways and the County Wide Active Transportation System.

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