Do you feel like getting your hands dirty and planting some flowers? Volunteers are needed for planting native wildflowers at the Town of Cobourg Water Conservation Garden.
Lakefront Utility Services Inc, the Town of Cobourg and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority have been working towards the construction of the Town of Cobourg Water Conservation Garden. This garden is located at the south-east corner of Ewart Street and Division Street in the Town of Cobourg. The purpose of the garden is to educate local residents on the municipal drinking water system, water conservation gardening, backyard management using native plants, and water conservation techniques and products. The garden will provide many opportunities for users such as self-guided education, product demonstration and passive garden enjoyment.
A community planting day will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 9 Ewart Street. Bring sturdy enclosed shoes or boots, gloves, a cold drink, family and friends - and plenty of energy.
The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority will provide the plants, garden spades, trowels and gloves. Staff will show you how to give the plants the best chance of survival, and will provide snacks.
This is a great event for secondary students to earn Community Hours, or for individuals who love to garden and want to learn more about the diversity of native plants that can be planted in home gardens.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Pam Lancaster, Stewardship Technician at the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority at 905-885-8173 x 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.