The Rosewood Community Association’s 1st Annual Spring Cleanup of the Hyde Wetlands Conservation Area at Hyde Park was a great success!
There were 23 people of all ages that came out and participated event to learn about wetlands and wildlife, and helped to clean up one of the cities natural treasures.
Total weight of items collected: approx. 685 pounds
Items collected included: lots of construction materials, full sheet of plywood, large pipes, plastic, plastic bags, paper, food wrappers, bottles, clothes, shoes.
The Hyde Wetlands Conservation Area is a 40+/- acre Naturalized Wetland Area and Landscaped Park which is managed and maintained by the City of Saskatoon. The primary wetland basin is located East of Boychuk Drive, South of Slimmon Road, West of Taylor Street East, and North of Rosewood Blvd. Approximate shoreline length is 1.7 - 2.0 km.
The Rosewood Community Association would like to extend a special thank you to;
RBC for their cash donation, and to their staff for assisting with the clean up
Wild Birds Unlimited store for their assistance with the donation of prizes
Golding's Independent Grocer (formerly Extra Foods) for their donation of drinks and snacks
Eight prize packages were handed out to participants at this event.
* The 2nd annual fall cleanup is also planned for September.
Meeting Place: Behind the Shoppers Drug Mart (parking lot area)
Please dress according to weather conditions, wear comfortable footwear (eg. runners, hiking boots, rubber boots). Gloves will be provided however if you have a pair please bring them to reduce the amount of garbage we produce. As we are into tick season you may want to bring bug spray.