Grass to fight greenhouse gas: Selkirk, Man. pilots environmental project

What if a city could improve its biodiversity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase stormwater capacity and save taxpayer money all with flowers and natural grass?

That’s precisely what the City of Selkirk hopes to do with its latest naturalization project along the city’s main drag and in its parks.

The city is piloting a project which would see turf grass on medians and boulevards and in underused areas of parks replaced with natural grass and wildflowers.

The goal is to cut down on maintenance and, by nature, its environmental impact.

“People don’t need to be driving past a micro-golf course,” Selkirk CAO Duane Nicol told Global News.

The pilot project is part of the city’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy penned in 2019. The goal of the strategy is to address climate change-related issues the municipality faces without compromising resident well-being.  Read More 

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