Klondike Park Receives Trees
In the summer of 2020 the County of Barrhead was fortunate enough to be one of 15 groups selected for the FortisAlberta Community Naturalization and Tree Planting Grant.
This grant was awarded to support developing and improving environmentally-friendly programs in communities where Fortis operates.
The grant application was submitted with the intent to enhance the landscape at Klondike Park. Klondike Park is a day-use area on Rge. Rd. 30 south of Seconday Highway 651 and was established in 2019. (Click here for directions). Prior to the education center being built, the park was an underutilized, bare field adjacent to Lac La Nonne.
Our goal was to transform the land into a functional and beautiful space where people could enjoy, take in the view of the lake, and learn about the importance of maintaining environmental integrity of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
The education center and the informative signs around the park, that can be found at various points of interest, encourage the educational aspect of the park.
As a result of planting eight large trees, thus, funded from the grant, the park is aesthetically attractive for, both, those living in the area and those visiting the park.
The County of Barrhead would like to thank FortisAlberta for their contribution in helping make this green space beautiful!