Friday, June 3, 2016

Piper Creek Restoration Project Continues June 12th

A very worthwhile restoration project is happening right here within the City of Red Deer. A section of Piper Creek is being restored just south of our landfill. This project has been coordinated through the efforts of Trout Unlimited Canada and the City of Red Deer. RBC Financial Group has made a substantial donation as well to aid the project!

This is a great project for all of us to get behind! That includes helping plant willows, saskatoons, remove a creek crossing and restore it back to its natural state! On Sunday June 12th, there will be a work half day.

You travel south on 40th Avenue just past the the landfill entrance. The Community Garden and Restoration Project area is just 300 meters south of the landfill on the east side of the road!

The project has already started thanks to Trout Unlimited Canada biologists and City of Red Deer employees.

The creek has been electrofished to see what fish are in the creek and bank stabilization and cover has also started by planting willows.

The area also has a community garden as well as a "pollinator hotel."

Take a look right on this link for more details!

Join TUC, ReThink Red Deer, and Living Lands Landscape Design for a multi-activity workday extravaganza at the Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project Site on June 12th, 2016 from 9:30 to 3:30. Sandwich lunch provided. Volunteers can choose from one of three activities; fence building with ReThink Red Deer, Pollinator Hotel and Butterfly Hibernaculum Construction with Living Lands Landscape Design, and Riparian Planting with Trout Unlimited Canada. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Contact Elliot Lindsay for any further details!

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