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Information Session - Sustainable Turfcare Management Plan

February 19, 2013 -

Monday, March 4, 7 to 9 p.m., Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (Press Lounge)

Wednesday, March 6, 7 to 9 p.m., the Invista Center (Room A/B)

The City is hosting two open houses on a Sustainable Turfcare Management Plan. The objective of the plan is a coordinated turf care management strategy that improves the longevity and quality of turf on sport fields and in parks, promotes environmental sustainability, enhances the park experience for all users and reduces turf care maintenance costs through operational efficiencies.

Passive naturalization is being recommended for areas within parks that are not actively programmed, are adjacent to watercourses, contain steep slopes or have terrain that is hard to maintain. Passive naturalization is a practice of permitting grass to grow long, over seeding the area with meadow grass seed blends and maintaining these areas on a seasonal basis.

The following parks have been identified for passive naturalization areas:
Parks:100 Foot, Ashton, Bayshore, Castell, Cataraqui Woods, Cloverdale, Edenwood, Gardenwalk, Garrigan,Hudson, Caton's, Lafleur, LaSalle, Lawrence, Lila Burke, Lions Civic Gardens, McCullough (west), Meadowbrook, Oak Street, Old Colony, Rodden, Runnymede, Shannon's Corners, Snider, William Hackett, Woodbine and Woodlands.

For additional information contact: Kristine Hebert @ khebert@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291, ext. 1256.