Hi. I'm really excited about a new project in our little Village of Riverhurst. I am a member of a local group that volunteers to keep our village looking refreshed and friendly.
After a few years of 'talk', our group figured it was time to step up and take initiative in this new venture.
In May 2019, we received 570 tree seedlings from Shand Greenhouse at the Coronach Power Station. As of today (May 21, 2019), half of the trees have been planted by 3 community members. The village has an aging population, so it's difficult to ask too much from many of them.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2019
210 trees have been planted (the rest given away) and mulched to a small extent. We are hoping to have some excavating work done in late September/early October to keep the trees from being flooded next year. In Spring 2020, there are 200+ trees coming to plant in the grove and around the pond. There is a lot of work to do and look forward to getting back in the spring.
With these seedlings, as well as others being transplanted from the Village, we will be creating a Zen nature area at the entrance to the Village of Riverhurst.
As well, I've started a tree inventory of the trees in Riverhurst. If you know your trees, please come to visit us.
The project will take a few years to develop....it all starts with a single seedling. Now is the time to start and we'd like you to be a part of it. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is NOW.
The village is located in the middle of three major cities in southern Saskatchewan about 1.5hr drive from each. For the majority of the year, the population is 113 people. We are a resort village, so for the summer months the population multiples substantially. The Village of Riverhurst is 3 km frombeautiful Lake Diefenbaker and 7.5 km from the hidden gem of the prairies, Palliser Regional Park.
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This project is about protecting our environment, education on the importance of trees for our health and environment.
You will learn the spirit of how volunteering is the true life line for small town living.
Besides lending a hand, experience the true beauty of the local people in the Village of Riverhurst and Palliser Regional Park.
The main area that we are focused on getting is at the entrance to the Village where we'll create a Zen nature area and if there are extra trees, they will be planted around town.
Not only do the seedlings need to be planted, they need to be watered and cared for daily. As well, I plant, dead head and water the many flowers planted around town. It's becoming a lot of work and would welcome another set of hands throughout the spring and summer months.
I work full time at Palliser Regional Park and will be available outside of my work hours to help.
If you have any idea about tree planting, oh how wonderful that would be. If not, hakuna matata....no worries 😀 Everyone is welcome.
I live and work here only for 4 months in the summer from May to September. My home is a tent and truck camper in the Riverhurst campground. Your sleeping quarters will be in the tent.
I have everything you need during your time here and can provide one meal a day for you since I only require maybe 2-3 hours of help or day. The rest of the time it's yours to relax and enjoy this beautiful and peaceful area.
In your down time, definitely ride across the Riverhurst Ferry to the west side of the lake, go fishing, hiking, golfing, swimming in the pool or late, check out the Rider games on the big screen in the Riverside Inn, shop at the Barn Owl Boutique, sand hills at Beechy. It's a beautiful area and if you like nature, you'll love it here.
Riverhurst has a bar/restaurant, gas station with a small grocery store, library with a computer, and a museum. It's a quaint and lovely little village.
There is a bigger center, Central Butte, that is a 20 minute drive, and on the other side of the lake is the town of Lucky Lake.
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