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FALL CLEANUP COMPLETED

November 7, 2017

A small but energetic group of volunteers braved the cool temperatures and overcast skies on Saturday November 4th to complete a cleanup of the Nature Area.

A fall cleanup is undertaken every year and includes the trails and pathways along Wilmot Creek itself.

“It is encouraging that members of the community are prepared to assist the Nature Area Committee volunteers “said Committee Chairperson Brian Reid. “ But it is troublesome to see the amount of garbage that still seems to “miss “the receptacles that are provided at numerous locations throughout the trail network. “ Particularly irksome is the debris left behind by some anglers – everything from broken lawn chairs and fishing rods to empty styrofoam bait containers. “Worst of all ” , said Reid, “is discarded fishing line which poses a serious threat to birds and other wildlife.”

Fortunately, there are far more people who respect and enjoy the Nature Area than there are those who abuse it.

Many thanks to all who assisted with the cleanup this year and to all who make the effort to keep the Nature Area a clean and pleasant place to visit.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Karin permalink
    November 7, 2017 11:20 am

    Thank you for your strong comments about the debris. I hope anglers do pay attention to this site and will clean up after each other. it is the fishing line that is worrisome.

  2. David Best permalink
    November 7, 2017 2:41 pm

    I hope people appreciate what you guys do down there; I took my first round trip around there and thought it looked great. I am a fisherman and dont leave rubbish like that around. Dave

  3. Deb Johns permalink
    November 7, 2017 3:34 pm

    I agree 100%! I pick up garbage every time I walk and try to clean up the parking lot here at Cobbledick every few weeks or more but the fishermen truly do abuse the area and one would think they would be better stuards.

    I saved over 20 caterpillars this fall, but noticed in October that many had been squashed by the lawn mowers. Maybe it would be possible to time the cutting after they have finished their journey across the paths.

    Enjoy these last sunny days. Thank you for all you do for nature.

    Deb Johns

    On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 10:04 AM, Samuel Wilmot Nature Area News wrote:

    > jbilenduke posted: “A small but energetic group of volunteers braved the > cool temperatures and overcast skies on Saturday November 4th to complete a > cleanup of the Nature Area. A fall cleanup is undertaken every year and > includes the trails and pathways along Wilmot Creek i” >

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