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Hip waders and waist deep in glory!

An excellent turn-out in primo spring weather for the Volunteer Marsh litter clean-up today.
A group of Katimavik youth began their clean-up by prying a long-dumped couch out of the soggy banks of the marsh, while McMaster students from the Biodiversity Guild waded into the deeper waters of the marsh to pull out everything from fire-extinguishers (five of them!) to rusted paint cans and more.



Families from Dundas also joined the fray, and with the assistance of Steve and Ron with their trucks, moving the long-stashed garbage and recyclables to the end of the lane where city workers will remove to the waste transfer station on Monday was a breeze.

Special thanks to Joanna Chapman and the office of Russ Powers for supplying bags and gloves.

Random catches:
  • 40 people helped
  • 2 hours
  • Well over 50 bags of garbage removed, plus recycling and household hazardous waste
  • 19 Car tires
  • 5 fire extinguishers
  • 1 microwave
  • 1 pregnancy tester
  • various furniture

Photos by Bronwyn Kay

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