BOIS-DES-ESPRITS IS A VITAL PART OF THE WHOLE SEINE RIVER GREENWAY
Save Our Seine has treasured the Bois-des-esprits, in south St. Vital, as the 'heart and lungs' of the 27 km. Seine River Greenway.
It is the largest remaining riverbank forest in the City of Winnipeg and is situated on the frontline of urban sprawl.
What makes it so treasured is that it is still 'virtually undisturbed.' Imagine! A perfect forest within our City! A natural forest accessible to all citizens by transit, bike, canoe, foot, cross-country ski, or wheelchair. A forest that offers opportunities to observe diverse wildlife and enjoy other passive recreational activities!
Winnipeg will boast of having one of the largest, pristine urban forests in Canada, if not North America.
The next largest 'greenspace' along the Seine River is a golf course. Few would argue that it is considered 'natural' habitat.
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