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World Wetlands Day

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s (MCA) Environment Program, the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) and their community partners are inviting the public to join them for a celebration of World Wetlands Day on Saturday, February 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the RRCA’s Cooper Marsh Conservation Area in South Glengarry.
Visitors dropping in at the Marsh’s Visitors Centre during the free public event will be able to learn about Cooper Marsh and other wetlands through a variety of interactive displays and activities by local environmental organizations, enjoy hot chocolate and tasty treats, venture out on guided snowshoe tours around the Marsh, and have a chance to win several wetland-themed prizes.
World Wetlands Day is an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness about the many ecological, hydrological, and other benefits provided by marshes, fens, bogs, and swamps around the world and in our own communities.
Wetlands act as natural filters by capturing pollutants, serve as green infrastructure to mitigate both drought and flooding, and encourage biodiversity by providing crucial plant and wildlife habitat as well as sanctuaries for migrating species.
Frequent partners in conservation projects, MCA and RRCA have been actively involved in protecting and restoring local wetlands for decades, to the benefit of the area’s environment, wildlife, and communities.

Details

Date:
February 3
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Website:
https://fb.me/e/vVjwbhbbf

Venue

Cooper Marsh Conservation Area

Organizer

Raisin Region Conservation Authority & Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Environment Program