(From left) Public Works employee Faron Beeds

(From left) Public Works employee Faron Beeds

Trees Canada grants keep Clinton green

Susan Swan reports on the latest news from Clinton

Trees for Clinton

The Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee has successfully applied for funds through the BC Hydro/Trees Canada Program. On Aug. 2 Andy and Yvette May transported a truck- and trailer-load of trees and shrubs from Horse Lake Garden Centre, Lone Butte to the Village of Clinton. Public Works staff have now planted them in Reg Conn Centennial Park; in front of the public washrooms on the main street; beside the Community Garden; and in front of the Village office. This is just the start of a landscape plan for the Village office area where the two oversize fir trees were removed. The new trees were chosen to fit the space, and will not grow too large. One of the criteria for the grant was to ensure that any trees planted would not grow up into the hydro lines. Careful thought was given to the type of trees chosen.

Community Garden Open House

The Clinton Community Garden, located behind the public washrooms on Hwy. 97, was the brainchild of the Clinton Communities in Bloom Committee. With the support of the Village of Clinton, the garden was erected on Village-owned property with the help of many sponsors and supporters. The garden was constructed with the support and sponsorship of the Village of Clinton, Integris Credit Union, D & L Raman Ltd., the Clinton CiB Committee, and many dedicated volunteers. A Trees Canada grant made possible the planting of two maple trees outside the fence of the community garden to enhance the area.

Now in its second year, the garden flourishes. The gardeners who maintain plots at this facility invite the public to come and see how things have progressed. Come and learn how a community garden works and how you can reserve a plot for next year, and see how well things are growing. Mark Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 1:00 pm on your calendars, and come join the gardeners at the Community Garden in Clinton.

Chainsaw Carving

Saturday, Aug. 10 will be a busy day in Clinton. The second chainsaw carving event will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm beside the Health Centre in Clinton. Ken Sheen will be on hand to demonstrate the art of chainsaw carving.

Music in the Park

The third concert in this series is slated for Saturday, Aug. 10, when Ridley Bent takes to the stage in the bandshell in Reg Conn Centennial Park at 7:30 pm. Bring your own chairs, and get set for a good time.

Susan Swan