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    welcome to the
    blaine wetland sanctuary
  1. The Blaine Wetland Sanctuary (BWS) is over 500 acres of wetland and upland. A boardwalk through sanctuary extends from a parking area along Lexington Avenue North through both wetland and upland habitats to connect the existing paved trail to East Lake Park.  Future plans include additional trails (exact locations are yet to be determined) and a nature center on Lexington Avenue North.

    Management of the wetland site will continue into the future to accomplish the plan approved by the regulatory agencies. During spring and summer, crews will be out applying herbicides to control the invasive species which inhibit the growth of the native vegetation. Prescribed burns and over-seeding with native herbaceous species will allow the area to thrive and provide important habitat for birds and wildlife.