Marsh Marigold: Photo by Wendy Hampson
LKO Conservation Award
OUR LKO CONSERVATION HERO FOR 2019!
The LKO Conservation Award Committee is pleased to announce the winning entry of the inaugural 2019 Conservation Award is the Silver Beach Stewardship Committee from Silver Beach Condominiums.
Their project consisted of how they created and instituted a 5-year plan to rehabilitate in an environmentally responsible manner the common ground areas left after construction, the lake shoreline and the pond and to reintroduce native plants, shrubs and trees.
They began by engaging the expertise of the Haliburton County Master Gardeners to help identify areas suitable in the common areas for gardens and plantings of native trees and plants. Three Hugel beds were then created for residents to dump compostable material to be used in the future gardens. Following this, to reduce the number of common grassy areas, 3 flower beds were created to be planted this summer with pollinator friendly plants. Areas that were not suitable for gardens were identified for planting edible plants such as raspberry and blueberry and native species such as milkweed and sumac.
Future plans consist of vegetable gardens and more plantings.
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