Wetland Warriors to the Rescue

On Saturday, November 19th, 2016 eight students from Delhi District Secondary School joined forces with Long Point Basin Land Trust volunteers and staff to cleanup the Delhi Wetland Nature Reserve. This natural area beside Big Creek has unfortunately been seen as a favoured spot for the illegal dumping of all sorts of garbage for many decades. This was the second work day at this Land Trust property this year.

With a lot of hard slogging, the group was able to haul most of the remaining refuse from the valley bottom.  Some of the larger items retrieved included 16 tires, 3 old steel drums, a swimming pool liner, a bicycle, and a toilet. All told, the mountain of garbage almost filled the 20 cubic yard dumpster from Norfolk Disposal.

Despite the cold wet windy weather, the students and volunteers remained in high spirits because they could see the difference their efforts were making. When the cleanup was complete, the group went to warm up and dry off for lunch at Godfathers Pizza in Delhi, chowing down on delicious pizza that had been generously donated to LPBLT.

steward@longpointlandtrust.ca