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Community Herald: Community call-out for “A” stream clean-up

SWEPS and volunteers at “A” Lake stream clean-up in 2013.  They’re hoping even more people will join their efforts this Saturday at 10 a.m. in Fall River.
SWEPS and volunteers at “A” Lake stream clean-up in 2013. They’re hoping even more people will join their efforts this Saturday at 10 a.m. in Fall River.

A team of young people are wading through streams in Fall River in the name of restoration and they’re looking for participants to come and join them for a stream clean-up on the morning of Sat. July 19.

Grab a pair of wellie boots and join Keegan McGrath of Shubenacadie Watershed Environmental Protection Society (SWEPS) at “A” lake stream behind Lockview High School in Fall River.

“Stream clean-ups build pride in the community and its natural resources … and gives people a chance to see the restoration work being done to keep the streams healthy and create habitat for important fish species like Gaspereau or Brook trout,” says McGrath, a Master’s graduate of Environmental Science at Dalhousie University.

Having spent childhood summers swimming in the lakes around Dartmouth, McGrath says he’s begun to view the rivers and lakes through a different lens.  “I think about how they would have been in the past, how they might be in the future and all of the pressures that we put on them through development,” says the stream restoration specialist.

The Shubenacadie water system flows all the way from Dartmouth to Minas Basin making it the primary watershed in Nova Scotia says Anna McCarron.

Read more about volunteering this weekend and making a positive impact on local waterways.