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MORRISBURG – Area residents may have one less outdoor recreation space this fall as it is uncertain if the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary will open.

Access to the bird sanctuary has been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, which owns the 9,000 hectare preserve, did not open the bird sanctuary this spring or summer citing safety issues on some of the boardwalk areas of the trails.

At that time, the SLPC said that there was damage caused by spring flooding.

“The Parks of the St. Lawrence team is currently assessing the trails at the UCMBS to determine if they are in safe condition to open to the public this fall,” said SLPC spokesperson Krista Doyle. “At this time, the boardwalk remains unusable.”

In addition to the boardwalk issues, Doyle explained that a partial reopening of the trails so far has not occurred due to

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