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Emerson Lake New Plantings Begin This Week

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by Town of High River

08/09/2022

Community Parks & Recreation Construction

HIGH RIVER – September 8 Landscaping Update. Crews have been busy! The beds have been dug out and prepared for planting. Planting of new shrubs will begin on Wednesday, September 8, with completion by the end of the following week. Let's hope for good weather to greet these new plantings! S

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Work will begin Aug. 2, on renovating the shrub beds at Emerson Lake. The project will see dead plants removed and the beds renovated to create new more sustainable wild scaping design. Wild scaping creates a more sustainable and diverse space for wildlife, pollinators, and people by using native and drought tolerant plant species.

The new beds will include native plants that provide nectar, pollen, leaves nuts and berries for wildlife and people. Plants in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes will be used to provide food for bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. The wild scaped design will also require less maintenance, such as weeding and watering over time as the new plants mature. The renovation of the shrub beds completes the planting program of life cycle improvements for Emerson Lake approved by Council in 2019 that included the planting of about 35 trees in the park.

The Town is pleased to support this project to enhance and keep our greenspaces beautiful or residents to enjoy now and into the future.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this construction. Follow the Town’s social media for updates on this and other news.

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For more information:

Town of High River

403-652-2110

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