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Litter Clean Up, Saturday, June 4

McMaster Litter Clean-Up in Lot M Parking-Ancaster Creek



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Time

Begins at June 4th 11:00 AM EDT
ending on June 4th 1:00 PM EDT
LocationLot M, McMaster Parking (west of Cootes Drive)
Organizersopirg McMaster, Restore Cootes




Help clean up litter from McMaster's parking lot "M" next to the lovely Ancaster Creek. This large parking area abuts the creek and is in need of some tender loving care. The area on the other side of the creek is home to deer, turtles, beaver, hawks, and coyotes, to name a few residents.

We will meet at 11am Saturday, June 4, during World Environment Week, in the parking lots west of Cootes Drive, in Zone "M"

Bags and gloves will be provided.

The Hamilton Conservation Authority will be supplying beverages and light snacks!

Afterward, we can explore the area and uncover the history of how the Royal Botanical Gardens Coldspring Valley Trails became McMaster Parking.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Randy at randy.opirg@gmail.com 

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