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Work to begin in Seaside Park this spring

04-May-2017

The City would like to notify citizens that two separate projects are expected to take place in Seaside Park this year – the projects include rehabilitation work by City crews and minor park enhancements from ACAP Saint John.
 
After removing some fallen debris from the park last winter, staff will be in the park again this May to resume efforts to rehabilitate areas that were unapprovingly cleared and disturbed last fall. The objective of this work is to return the parkland to its undisturbed, natural state to the extent possible. City staff with expertise in horticulture, and in consultation with other experts, developed the remedial plan, which includes removal of the remaining dead vegetation, relevelling of disturbed soil and replacement of native vegetation species. The cost to complete this work has been estimated at $4,100, which Councillor Blake Armstrong has agreed to cover in full.  
 
In addition to the rehabilitation work, and at a different location within the park, ACAP Saint John plans to use grant money it has secured to undertake some minor enhancements in the park. This work is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017. They will include community consultation prior to the planting of addition vegetation and the installation of educational interpretive signage. The signage will of be of benefit to the community and will allow for collaborative programs to take place with students from the new and nearby Seaside Park Elementary School. ACAP Saint John is hosting the first Seaside Park Consultation/Cleanup Event on May 16.  More information can be found at http://www.acapsj.org/seasidepark

While the work in Seaside Park will be restorative and beneficial to the community, it will not involve significant or costly enhancements.