Michichi board­walk project ap­proved

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE -

“If lo­cal crafts­man or lo­cal schools want to come and a have like a wet­land field day and learn about the ecosys­tem in the area and stuff like that, then they can come out and use that,” said Ku­dras. “We’re just try­ing to make it re­ally ac­ces­si­ble for ev­ery­body.”

Star­land County is putting $32,000 for­ward as the lead ad­min­is­tra­tor and will be part­ner­ing up with the cur­rent landowner of the area as well as Cows & Fish and the Red Deer River Wa­ter­shed Al­liance.

After the project is fin­ished, an es­tab­lished ri­par­ian mon­i­tor­ing pro­gram will be put in place, a pond lev­eller will be con­structed and im­ple­mented, and the half kilo­me­ter long board­walk will be com­plete.

A grand open­ing is ex­pected to hap­pen shortly after ev­ery­thing is in place.

Ku­dras plans to in­crease aware­ness and get help from lo­cal farm­ers to build up drought and flood re­silience.

“This project is a cor­ner­stone go­ing into the fu­ture with the rest of the wa­ter­shed re­silience restora­tion pro­gram,” said Kur­das.

Terri Hux­ley

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