The Prescott Journal - September 25, 2002
By Astrid Strader, Project Supervisor, Horticulturist, and Garden Designer
The weeds got yanked and the rusty swing sets got painted, but works still continues at the park on Roberta Cres. (Fader's sub-division), thanks to momentum started by neighbours in the area. When two area residents, Heather Primeau and Janice Spencer, pitched in to help paint, another neighbour, Tina Veenstra, rallied around and has begun selling bulbs to foundries for the park. It is a surprise to many, including myself, hoe much a new park playset costs - $12,000 gets you just a basic yet industrial strength safety standards approved. Prescott Blossoms team looks forward to working with the neighbourhood to beautify their park.
Waterfront work resumed on Monday with a Parks Canada surveyor marketing out the new trail. Stakes are still being hammered into place making tree locations for the arboretum. this is your chance to actually visualize your tree, if you would like to donate one. A map is located in the town hall office indicating what species and where it will be planted. Many people just like to contribute to the tree planting in general, while other specifically donate money to buy a tree. The trees will be quite large when planted - what a wonderful legacy to leave to your family, community, and the planet.
The cost of the trail is also large and so we gratefully thank the Rotary Club of Prescott which has made it possible for us to move full speed ahead with this phase of the Prescott Heritage River Trail development project.