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It’s Easy Being Green

As the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers." 

The month of May marked the beginning of spring in St. Albert, as well as the kick-off to many environmental programs that take place every year.

In partnership with L.B.H Building Supplies, the City sold rain barrels for $50 for the 11th year in a row. A popular event, the one-day sale gives residents a chance to purchase a rain barrel at cost price. Saving money on your monthly water bill, reducing the demand on water treatment facilities, and using rainwater as a resource to make plants and soil healthier, the rain barrels sell out each year. This year, the line-up for purchase started at 7 a.m. and over 450 barrels were sold!

With May bringing its fair share of rain as well, the weather didn’t stop people of all ages from coming outside and helping to beautify the Sturgeon River. On May 13 at TD Clean and Green RiverFest, over 170 people picked up 270 kg of litter and planted 265 trees.  Participants also had the opportunity to visit the interactive environment fair displays and listened to the band Alberta Rose play on site. What were the most interesting items found in the river? Tires and a car bumper! 

Looking for ways to contribute to the environment this summer? As part of the City’s Spruce Up St. Albert program, you can still organize a neighbourhood clean up or adopt a public space to take care of for the season. Visit the Spruce Up St. Albert webpage for details.  

Don’t forget to check out the guidelines for the new Water Conservation Bylaw – effective January 1, 2018.

Last edited: May 23, 2017

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