Wednesday, April 20th was cold, wet, windy yet the enthusiasm of students from Prince Philip and Lady of Fatima schools managed to enjoy a happy, busy and energetic experience, as five native trees, including Red Maples, Tulip and Linden trees, were added to each of Walker’s Creek South and Realty Parks.In cooperation with the City Parks Department, lead by Jennifer McQuillan and Jason Schildroth, the two Parks gardeners showed and involved the students in the tree plantings and preparing them for a lifetime of growth. While some students aided in the planting, other students made a “Clean Sweep” of the Parks, helping the Clean City Committee volunteers achieve the litter-free places we all prefer.
More such ventures are being considered as the effort to increase the tree canopy of our City gets seriously underway. With other schools and students helping to add trees to other Parks in the City, these initial efforts will be much appreciated in the hot summers of the future.
Construction in the park continues in the area around Lakeshore Road. Here are a couple of photos, taken the morning of April 11, 2011.
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If you have any photos of the construction project in your area, please contact us and send them along.
Have your renewed your WCNA 2011 membership?
Hurry !!! If not, you will not be receiving your 2011 membership card that will entitle you 25% off all plant purchases at Rice Road Greenhouses on May 10. One day only 8am to 8pm.
1361 Rice Rd RR 2
Welland, ON L3B 5N5
You should have had a membership renewal notice in your mailbox if you haven’t renewed yet…please contact us if you have a concern.
In the spring of 2010, trout were seen in Walker’s Creek in the section north of Cindy Drive. There were several spotted, in the pools, usually casually swimming around areas with overhanging brush. Keep your eye out this spring to see if there are more in the area and let us know.