by Emma Bocking
Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to our annual clean up of Long Pond last Saturday. We had a total of 24 people haul out over 20 bags of garbage from around the pond, including a large plastic barrel that some volunteers are planning to upcycle for use in their garden!
This year, the clean up was our way of celebrating International Migratory Bird Day. The shoreline around Long Pond is important habitat for urban populations of waterfowl, and several species such as black duck, pintail and greater scaup are regularly spotted on the pond and surrounding marshy riparian zone. This annual clean up is held every year in early spring, to remove debris from the area before nesting season begins.
Thank you again to everyone who helped out. See you next year!