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Belwood Bridge Shoreline Cleanups (Sept. 30 and Oct. 12, 2017)

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Belwood Bridge Boat Launch

7 George St.

Belwood, Ontario

Canada

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Join the Grand River Conservation Authority, our local Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Site Coordinator and community volunteers to clean the lakeshore along Belwood Lake on September 30 and October 12, 2017.

The Belwood bridge is the only bridge on Belwood Lake (Wellington Rd. 26). The shoreline is used by swimmers, boaters and anglers. It also provides habitat for birds and fish. After the summer, garbage and fishing equipment is often left behind by visitors. Volunteers will take advantage of low water levels to clean up the shoreline and will tally the results of items that they collect.

These cleanups may be of special interest to people who have watched the osprey webcam at Belwood Lake over the past three years. They observed that fishing line, food wrappers and other garbage ended up in the nest, posing danger to the young birds.

The events are open to those who enjoy the outdoors and want to accomplish something meaningful. They are suitable for high school students who are looking for community hours (please bring your volunteer forms).

Please register for one or both of the Belwood Cleanup Event Dates.

FAQs

1. What are my parking options at the event?

Park for free at the boat launch accessible via 7 George St. in Belwood (Centre Wellington) or along the street. Gates to the boat launch will be locked after the event conclusion.

Driveway is across from the convenience store and directly beside the SuperSnax.

2. What should I bring to the event?

  • Wear closed-toed shoes (a requirement). Rubber boots may be necessary if it has been raining.
  • Work gloves (durable canvas or leather is best).
  • Dress for the weather. We find layers are best (e.g. jacket, fleece, hat etc.)
  • Wear bright colours and/or a reflective vest
  • Snacks/water bottle and/or hot drink

3. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Key Contacts:

Amanda Stornebrink, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Site Coordinator (amstorneb@gmail.com)

Bronwen Buck, GRCA Volunteer Program Coordinator (bbuck@grandriver.ca)

4. Who can attend?

This event is open to all ages. However, all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Youth ages 13-17 may attend unaccompanied provided their parent/guardian has completed an agreement/waiver allowing them to participate.

5. Environment

The terrain is fairly flat, but the footing is very uneven and will require you to navigate through rocky areas and possibly mud.

6. Can I register my corporate team for this event?

You may register up to 10 people with one ticket. As a courtesy, please contact Bronwen Buck (GRCA Volunteer Program Coordinator) and let her know the name of your group.

7. Do I need to print my EventBrite ticket?

No. But we are asking that you register via EventBrite so we can have an idea of participant numbers.

8. Safety and Facilities

Your safety is a priority! Upon arrival, we will provide you with an orientation, review emergency procedures and deliver a safety talk. You will also be required to sign a waiver.

A pit toilet is available near the parking area.

9. Cancellations

Please note that the event will proceed if it is raining and will only be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. If we think there is a chance the event needs to be cancelled, we will attempt to contact you.

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Belwood Bridge Boat Launch

7 George St.

Belwood, Ontario

Canada

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