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Postcards raise awareness about Sudbury re-greening

The City of Greater Sudbury has launched a postcard campaign featuring a local species of the month that has benefited from the re-greening of areas damaged by mining emissions.
Stephen Monet with the City of Greater Sudbury shows off the first postcard in the series. (Markus Schwabe/CBC)

The City of Greater Sudbury has launched a postcard campaign featuring a local "species of the month" that has benefited from the re-greening of areas damaged by mining emissions.

The postcards feature a different plant or animal each month, and will be available at Citizen Service Centres and Libraries throughout 2015.

The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of Greater Sudbury’s ecological recovery efforts in improving the habitat for wildlife, said Stephen Monet, the manager of Environmental Planning Initiatives with the city. 

The Meadow Vole is the first animal featured in the postcard series. (City of Greater Sudbury/Supplied)

"It's a story that a lot residents, I think the majority of residents, are very proud of," he said.

"It allows residents of Greater Sudbury to share that story with whomever they want to send the postcard throughout the world."

The January postcard features the Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) which has thrived in the grass that was planted on previously barren areas.

The campaign is part of the City’s Biodiversity Action Plan, which was developed and is being implemented in partnership with Vale and Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, a Glencore Company, as well as numerous organizations within the Greater Sudbury community. 

Stephen Monet joined Markus Schwabe on CBC Radio's Morning North:

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