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May is American Wetlands Month

Saturday, February 25, 2017
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In celebration of American Wetlands Month, the Natural Resources Conservation Board will host an informational event.

East Lake Park Shelter
May 7, 11 am

Unique to our city is a 500 A parcel of open space land containing the last remnant of natural wetlands in the entire area. The city council has designated this as the Blaine Wetland Sanctuary. After many years of study and restoration work by a dedicated team, large portions of invasive species have been removed and the native plant species have begun to reemerge and flourish. This not only provides desired habitat for a wide variety of birds and animals, but also enhances the natural function of a wetland. Wetlands have become a vanishing, valuable natural resource!

Within this year, plans to construct a boardwalk trail from East Lake Park to Lexington Avenue are being worked on right now. The trail will include look out decks along the way for visitors to stop, rest & enjoy the wonders of nature all around them. Eventually, more trails will be added and an interpretive center will be located at the trailhead on Lexington Avenue.

Come join us to learn more about this unique asset for our city, which will soon become a destination landmark for generations to come. See you there.

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