Now that the snow has melted and spring is here, it is time to start work on Riverside Park, as follows:

April 27: Removed the sheds from the roadway access to the park
Thanks to all the volunteers that showed up bright and early at 9 AM. A special thanks to Dennis Paradis for bringing in his Kubota. By 2 PM, the last of many loads went to the dump. Please see the before and after pictures.

 

June 2: Removing invasive plant species. We will have two guides to help us identify and remove unwanted plants. Please bring long narrow-blade shovels, pruners and rakes if you can.

June 3: two High-school groups will be at the park to learn about Know Your Watershed program.

A Community Garden:
We have started preliminary discussions to design a Community Garden within the park, and have talked to the Creston Valley Garden Group and College of the Rockies – Creston. If you are interested, please contact Loretta Fladhamer Lfladz@gmail.com.

ALC non-farm use application:
The next milestone is getting our application endorsed by the Rural Affairs Committee on May 15, then recommended by the Regional District Board on May 16. After that, it will go to the Agricultural Land Commission for their approval (whew!) Once we have ALC approval, we can complete the new parking lot and start developing the infrastructure in the park.

That’s it for now. Get outside and enjoy our wonderful Creston Valley and trails.