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Tree removal in preparation for Waskasoo Creek improvements

March 16, 2017 9:45 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Trees will be removed from the north bank of Waskasoo Creek along 43 Street and in select areas in Barret Park in preparation for construction of a berm and repairs to the creek. Tree removal is scheduled to begin Monday, March 20 and will continue throughout the week.

The City identified concerns about flooding in areas adjacent to Waskasoo Creek, as well as the stability of eroding creek banks. Construction of a berm on the north bank of the creek will help reduce the risk of flooding for adjacent properties, while creek bank repairs will use natural elements to help to stabilize the creek banks and reduce further erosion.

In Barret Park, a landslide on the creek bank caused some trees to fall, posing a safety risk. These trees will be removed and a small area will be cleared to make room for a temporary bridge and roadway, which will give construction workers access to repair the failed creek bank.

The City Parks Department will be compensated for some of trees that are removed in order to plant new trees. Compensation is dependent on the type of tree being removed and the type of work that is happening. Coniferous trees will be reused to naturalize areas of the creek and to create large woody debris.

Construction and repairs to Waskasoo Creek are anticipated to begin in late August and will continue through to early October. More information on this project is available online at reddeer.ca/constructionseason.

For more information, contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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