Thanks to the generous support of the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund up to 100 volunteers from the community will have the opportunity to improve the coastal environment of Lake Ontario by participating in habitat stewardship activities at Beachway Park during BurlingtonGreen’s Community Green Up event to be held on the morning of May 30th, 2015.
The event will include shoreline litter collection, invasive plant removal, and the planting of native grasses, plants, shrubs and trees. This is important restoration work for the fragile dune ecosystem because invasive species compromise the ecological balance of the region and put native species in the area at risk. Removing the invasive species and planting native trees, shrubs and grasses will help to restore the area by providing food and habitat for native wildlife, protect water quality by controlling soil erosion, and add beauty to the landscape while preserving the natural ecosystem.
Beachway Park is a special place to Burlingtonians, sometimes referred to as the jewel of the city, and is a popular spot for walking, beach activities, and special events. Restoring and maintaining the natural environment in the area benefits the health and vitality of our city for everyone, including wildlife.
Ready to dig in and participate in this fun and rewarding Green Up event? Individuals, families, church and community groups, and businesses interested in participating are asked to register at www.burlingtongreen.org. Please note that space is limited to 100 people for this event.
When: Saturday May 30th from 9:00am to noon.
Where: Beachway Park, 1100 Lakeshore Road.
Light refreshments will be provided and BurlingtonGreen will be unveiling a new Interpretive Sign highlighting the natural treasures of Burlington Beach.