Tasca Park Awarded Tree Planting Grant

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I’m happy to report that we’ve recently been awarded a grant from CN EcoConnexions, “From the Ground Up” community tree-planting program. Our Parks Staff put a considerable amount of effort into this application and all of their hard work has paid off. A $25,000 matching grant will be issued to plant trees in Tasca Park, Nobleton’s new highly anticipated community park.

The funding received from the CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up will be used towards purchasing trees, top soil, site preparation and labour. The project will enhance the Tasca Community Park development through softscaping by increasing the amount of native vegetation planted within the property.  The project will increase vegetation within the community park by restoring the area surrounding the wetlands/lagoons into a natural area through shrub and tree planting. The lagoons were originally designed to aid in the filtration of storm water runoff. During the development of the park, the wetlands have been preserved in order to provide ecological benefits coupled with community education opportunities. The lagoons also provide an aesthetically pleasing area to observe wildlife. A natural buffer will be created in between residential housing and the park.

An estimated 100 trees and 300 shrubs, as well as ground cover will be planted.

We’ll announce the planting date soon, along with a launch event to celebrate this welcomed greening project.

About CN EcoConnexions: From the Ground Up program is to promote community sustainability, through the greening of municipal and community properties across Canada. CN and its partners Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom help Canadian municipalities and community groups establish tree planting and green space enhancement initiatives in a sustainable, environmentally responsible manner. The program aims to enhance environmental and social health of communities.

Save the Dates

Tasca Park Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, June 28, 1:30-3:30pm

Join us for the official Ribbon Cutting for Tasca Park. The park features: a splash pad, soccer field, basketball court, first and only fully accessible playground, trails, a skate park, a tobogganing hill, and much more. Located on Parkheights Trail, Nobleton.

Tasca Park Grand Opening
Saturday, September 10th, 11 am – 3 pm.

Join us for the Grand Opening of King Township’s largest community park. This event showcases everything that this amazing community park has to offer. Located on Parkheights Trail in Nobleton, Tasca Park includes 21 acres of fun. The event features a 3 on 3  basketball tournament, skate park demonstrations, Lion’s BBQ, and much more.

 

 

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