Community wetland planting

Come out and support your wetland by planting some new vegetation on Sunday.

On Sunday, Sept. 20 the community will come together to plant new vegetation along the newly constructed wetland ponds in North Jubilee Park.

The planting is part of the North Jubilee Wetland restoration project “to restore the park to its natural wetland environment.”

The dense vegetation planned to go around the new three new wetland ponds will provide safe habitat for birds and wildlife, and will act as a buffer between the water and dogs, humans, or stray objects.

School groups will also be helping out with the planting on Friday, Sept. 18.

Anyone interested in helping can drop in for planting between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and should bring shovels, rubber boots, gloves, and weather appropriate clothing.

The project is supported by the City of Rossland and the Rossland Society for Environmental Action with Columbia Basin Trust providing grant funding. Eva Cameron, a landscape designer and co-coordinator of the wetland project, and Robin Annschild, a wetland restoration specialist, are overseeing the construction.

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