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Friends Help Clean Up Great Bear

On Sunday, a group of Friends of Great Bear worked at Great Bear for Canal Clean Sweep and Oswego Earth Week.

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Sprucing up Great Bear

As a main project, they worked on replacing the bench that they had installed nine years ago.

It  had “become punky.”

Other volunteers worked along a main trail section heading to Whiskey Island, cutting back brambles and brush that had encroached into the trail.