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Ontario Nature invites residents to participate in Lawson Nature Reserve boardwalk

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008 5:12:54pm

Media Advisory
Attention: Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors

Ontario Nature invites residents to participate in Lawson Nature Reserve boardwalk


(Ingersoll, Ontario) Ontario Nature conservation staff and members of the Ingersoll District Nature Club are hosting a day of boardwalk building on the Lawson Nature Reserve, a project that began in 2007 to help protect the vulnerable Salford Swamp.

The Lawson reserve contains a rich variety (more than 200 species) of plants and wildlife characteristic of swampy areas.  The terrain is variable and features several types of habitat including wetlands, grassy meadow and hardwood swamp.  Visits to the reserve have led to observations of red-tailed hawks, long-horned owls, red-backed salamanders, green frogs, and numerous species of warblers.


WHAT:

Wetland Walkways at Lawson Nature Reserve

WHEN:

Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 10:00 am

WHERE:
Lawson Nature Reserve (Take exit 216 from Highway 401 west to Culloden Road South. Follow this road south to Concession 2 (McBeth Rd.) and turn east. Proceed approximately 1.5 km along McBeth Road; the property is located on the north side just past Greenwood Farms. You can access the property by a roadway directly across from a privately owned house. Please respect the homeowner's privacy.)

WHO:

Ontario Nature staff and Ingersoll District Nature Club


For more information or to register, contact:

Lisa Richardson
Volunteer for Nature coordinator
416-444-8419 ext.222
lisar@ontarionature.org

Victoria Foote
Director of Communications, Ontario Nature
416-444-8419 ext.238
victoriaf@ontarionature.org


Ontario Nature
is a not-for profit that works to protect and restore natural habitats through research, education and conservation. It connects thousands of individuals and communities with nature through various conservation groups across the province (charitable registration # 10737 8952 RR0001). For more information, visit www.ontarionature.org.