Date: Friday, May 3 please join Dave Aldcroft, past CVNS president and long time Somenos Marsh Society member, on this trip. This field trip will be an informative journey through the natural assets of the Somenos watershed. Learn about the cultural shifts that have enveloped this area and their effects on aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals and the work SMWS is undertaking on the lake, creek and wetlands to monitor and restore impacted ecosystems. The walk will begin and end at the Somenos Open Air Classroom, beginning with a boardwalk loop, continuing along the dike to Lakes Rd and back again. Points of interest include the Open Air Classroom and boardwalk lookouts, sweeping views of flooded fields with waterfowl from the dike, constructed wetland restoration project site, and riparian restoration on Somenos Creek.
2.5 hours of walking, 5.5 km, easy flat walking, wheelchair accessible, no washrooms.
To bring: participants should dress for the weather with comfortable footwear and bring drinking water, snacks and binoculars if possible