Tatagwa Tree Day is happening this weekend
The Town of Weyburn will host the annual Tatagwa Tree Day this Saturday, July 10, where volunteers will plant 150 Black Hill Spruce trees.
“We have 50 spots open for individuals or up to groups of three, and those groups are going to help us plant the 150 spruce trees,” said City Communications Coordinator Paige Tenbult. “It all starts at 10:00 am. We ask people to register in advance on the City’s website.”
She said they were grateful for funding for the event from Sask Lotties and the Association of Saskatchewan urban Parks and Conservation Agencies.
Tenbult said Arbor Day this year is about promoting the benefits of trees within our community.
“So this includes the environmental, aesthetic, economic and social benefits, some environmental lenses provide habitat for wildlife. This improves the quality of the air. Aesthetically, it just adds beauty to our spaces, especially this area, which is in an open area on the east side of the city, and more trees are also proven to reduce stress or mental fatigue. There is also increased community pride. These are good things for the town of Weyburn. “
This year’s event will take place on the east side of town, east of Creekside Way.
“So this will be the location for the future development of our Tatagwa trail system,” she noted.
The area will first be populated with trees and then new trails will be installed over the following months, as plans to build a granular walking trail will take place later in the year and will be in addition to the existing existing trails. of the promenade.
Parking is available in the area on Saturdays, and participants are encouraged to bring chairs and water to relax and stay hydrated.
Tatagwa Parkway is a 180-acre urban conservation park adjacent to the Souris River and meanders through the city. Tatagwa Tree Day promotes the benefits of trees within the community, including environmental, aesthetic, economic and social benefits.
Visit www.weyburn.ca/tatagwa-tree-day for more information and to register.