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Low water level exposes litter in Cootes Paradise

Cootes Paradise boosters are looking for last-minute volunteers for a weekend cleanup of years of accumulated trash.

Water levels in the fish sanctuary at the west end of the harbour remain at historic lows.

That gives volunteers the chance to walk in and root out the equivalent of 100 bags worth of trash that has blown into a corner of the environmentally sensitive area for years, said Alan Hansell, co-ordinator for the Stewards of Cootes Watershed.

His group is organizing litter pickups between noon and 4 p.m. this Sunday and Dec. 16. Volunteers will meet at the front gate of the Royal Botanical Gardens arboretum on Old Guelph Road. For more information, call 289-239-7649.

The Hamilton Spectator

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