Is Upon Us!!
season sourcing project ideas for next year, and working with
external partners to help us make them happen. If you have project ideas
please check out our Programs Page ,give
us a call or send us an email.
Hydro's Forest Enhancement Program Awards our District Funding For Two
Sites in 2015
UARCD is pleased to announce that we received funding for two tree
planting projects within our district for 2015. The sites are Hamiota
Waste and Recycling Depot, and Birtle Main Street, and Lions Dog Park
year we successfully completed 2 FEP projects: one in St. Lazare
(Cemetery) and one in Virden (Goulter School).
of the St. Lazare Cemetery Project
are accepted each year from July 1 to November 1. If
you would like the CD to help, we have been successful
partnering with Manitoba Hydro for many years, so if you have an idea in
mind give us a call at the office. You can't get the funding if you don't
ask or bring a project forward! Changes to the FEP are pending but still
please call us for updates.
Planting in Miniota: Thanks CN EcoConnexions for Funding and Communities
in Bloom for Assistance
Event: Students and Dignitaries
Another community planting was completed this fall in
the community of Miniota. Funding was secured through CN’s
“EcoConnections From the Ground Up Program” administered by
Communities In Bloom. Again we engaged
the youth in the community to come out learn about the benefits of trees
planting in the watershed context, we planted at
three locations: The Miniota School and two areas near the Recreational
Centre and ball diamonds.
a goal: Miniota School site!
In this project the municipality supplied equipment and time to prepare the sites.
Conservation staff found funding and wrote grants, completed design and
supported planting with help from staff and students from The Miniota
School.. At the launch event we were pleased to host the
President of Communities In Bloom, Raymond Carriere, local CN
representative, Duncan Lelond, and municipal dignitaries, Olive McKean,
Linda Clark and Rusty Still. Thank you to all of our partners.
for the Season and other Projects
have been working hard to get all of our fall water retention projects
done. We have completed new construction at 4 sites. We are finally
getting a to do list where sites have been identified, surveyed, licensed
and ready to go if funding permits and the environmental benefits are
there. We are always looking for new water retention ideas, so if you have
an idea please give us a call.
staff has worked hard to complete 5 erosion control projects of different
sizes. Locations were from our headwaters near RMNP to the bottom end of
our district near the Assiniboine River in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth.
for the year has included to date 26 different sites for our projects,
municipal surveys throughout the district and beyond at several
sites where we have been contracted by other organizations.
of our Detco trial sites was also completed this season. Dam repairs from
last years flooding have been started and will be finalized in 2015.