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Bark in the Park is back for its second year! Join us for tree planting, weed pulling, and education on native and noxious species in the area. You can be part of keeping our parks fun and safe for all.

Date: Saturday June 16, 2018
Time: 9am-noon
Location: Terwillegar off-leash area parking lot, 10 Rabbit Hill Road

In the Terwillegar off-leash area a large growth of field scabious, a noxious weed that grows in mats and eliminates other types of vegetation, has developed. Any field scabious infestation that has been allowed to go to seed a few times will require many years of diligent control work to eradicate. Because the weed spreads easily on shoes and dog fur, it is crucial that growth is stopped. To learn more about this species and others, see the fact sheets from the Alberta Invasive Species Council.

Here’s what to expect at the event:

  • Bring your pups! You and your best friend are welcome to join the Off-Leash Ambassadors and explore the exhibitor tables.

  • Interpretive table. The table will have information on the growth of noxious weeds, such as field scabious, and how they impact native vegetation. We will also highlight rare species that have been found in the area, such as yellow lady’s slipper and Seneca snakeroot.

  • Weed pull. Be part of the solution! Help us fill a bag with pulled weeds and get a native tree or shrub to take home and plant.

  • Tree and shrub planting. Root for Trees will be working to naturalize areas of the park. Learn more about this great program and plant your own tree.

For More Information

Telephone

311

Email citytrees@edmonton.ca

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