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Native Plant Giveaway

It’s time  to split the native flowering plants in the Pollination Garden in Walker’s  Creek Park South.  Bring your own container and take home a native wildflower to try out in your home garden.  Some of the plants being offered are Beardtongue, Virginia Mountain Mint, Coneflower and New England Aster.  Entrance to the park is Richelieu at Old Oxford or Strathcona at Keisten.  Join The Friends and The Niagara Restoration Council between 9 and 11 am!

ADDING COLOUR TO CINDY PARK

Great job volunteers!

The Friends of Walker’s Creek have recently partnered with The City of St. Catharine Green Advisory Committee to create an entrance garden at the Lakeshore Road entrance  of Cindy Park.  The object of this project is to make the entrance to the park more appealing and encourage people to come and enjoy the park.  Once established, trail walkers will enjoy the riot of colour this new garden will bring.  The colour begins now (May) with blue salvia and continues throughout the summer with coneflower, daisy, black eyed Susan, catmint, followed in the fall with sedum and joe pye weed. The tall grass of blue stem will be left tall for winter interest.  Watch for visits from butterflies, bumble bees and other pollinators and of course the songbirds will be enjoying the seeds from these perennial beauties.  Enjoy!

Our Annual Plant Sale

Our Annual Plant Sale is happening Saturday, June 3rd at its usual location at 88 Cherie Drive from 8:00 AM to Noon

This is the ideal time to find plants, grown locally, that can add that special item to your home gardens. Most reasonable prices, variety, excellent information from knowledgeable people and helping to fund the many projects the Friends of Walker’s Creek undertake in the Parks. In the past, these Plant Sales have purchased park benches, have tagged the various trees, added bushes and plants and continue to make improvements in the Parks for the enjoyment of all.

 

We welcome donations of potted plants from all as these form the supply that is available for sale. Donated potted plants can be dropped of at 88 Cherie Drive anytime this  coming week. Because these plants come from local gardens, you can be assured they are well climatized, have found the local climate and conditions ideal for their growth and so adding them to the garden at your home has the greatest possibility of continued growth and prosperity.

 

The Plant sale is also a great time to meet with the Directors of the Friends of Walker’s Creek and share your insights, make suggestions, get excellent advice on local home gardening and be an active part of maintaining and improving the Parks that are such a central delight in the Grantham and St. Georges wards.

 

Spring and Fall Walk Schedule

Several times each year, The Friends of Walkers Creek and the Friends of Malcomson Eco Park give guided walking tours through the various park areas. So, mark your calnedar and put on your comfy walking shoes and join us for a leisurely stroll through the area parks!

Spring Walks

Date & Time

Description

Meeting Location

Thurs May 11, 10am Walker’s Creek Pk South Parnell Rd and Walker’s Creek
Thurs May  18, 10am Malcomson Eco Pk Lakeshore Rd at Niagara St.
Thurs May 25, 10am Cindy Pk Cindy Drive and Walker’s Creek
Sat June 3, 10am Malcomson Eco Pk  Lakeshore Rd at Niagara St (Family Walk)
Sat June 10, 10am Cherie Rd Pk Cindy Rd at Walker’s Creek

Fall Walks

Date & Time

Description

Meeting Location

Thurs Sep 7, 10am Walker’s Creek Pk S Parnell Rd and Walker’s Creek
Thurs Sep 14, 10am Malcomson Eco Pk Lakeshore Rd at Niagara St.
Sat Sep 23, 10am Cindy Pk Cindy Drive and Walker’s Creek (Family Walk)
Sat Sep 30, 10am Malcomson Eco Pk  Lakeshore Rd at Niagara St (Family Walk)
Thurs Oct 12, 10am Cherie Rd Pk Cindy Rd at Walker’s Creek

General Membership Meeting

The Friends of Walker’s Creek is hosting a General Membership Meeting…

 

When:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time:

7:00 PM

Where:

Grantham Lions Club (Niagara Street at Parnell Road) – Please use the Parnell Rd entrance

 

Aggenda:  

Updates of ongoing projects and plans for the 2017 season.  Updates from our city councillors.

 

·       Membership Cards for 2017 will be available for anyone wanting to renew their membership at that time…and for those that have already paid.

 

·       Rice Road Greenhouses have been contacted by email and we are waiting for a reply to see if they are having their Horticultural Day and our participation, as they have in previous years.  As soon as we hear, we will advise.

 

·       Walker’s Creek Stewardship Guides will be available for anyone that hasn’t received a copy.

 

·        Please bring a friend.