News and Views from Paul Landry ParkNov 28, 2020 - By The Park Angels
Pride in our community was on display with the dozen volunteers who came on Saturday, October 17 for the annual fall litter pick up at Paul Landry Park. Even our municipal councillor, Riley Brockington, joined in with rake in hand! It was a gorgeous day weather wise, and with so many helping hands we made quick work of the pick-up. The good news is that the quantity of litter continues to diminish over the years, with just a few ‘usual suspects’ seemingly unable to hold on to their cigarette wrappers, chip bags, candy bar wrappers, water, beer and juice bottles or cans, until they get home.
Unfortunately, last winter was rather dismal with our pristine snowy pathways continuously despoiled by dog poop droppings all along the way. This coming winter, we ask all dog owners to please ‘Stoop and Scoop’ (City by-law No. 2003-77 ‘Animal Care and Control’) and respect others who use the park. We thank the vast majority of dog owners who do pick up after their dogs, for the pride and respect that you are showing for our community.
Garbage pickups have now stopped in the park, until next spring. Please do not dump your litter or dog poop bags in the bin at the Uplands Drive end, as they will not be picked up. You need to dispose of your own waste. Thank you for remembering this.
Very happy to report that seven new trees were planted on November 20 at the Uplands Drive end of the park: two each of Sugar Maple, Prospector Elm, and Honey Locust and one Hackberry. These trees will eventually provide food and shelter to birds and small animals, as well as shade for all of us. We thank our City’s Forestry department for replacing those diseased trees that had to be cut down over a year ago because of the Emerald Ash Borer.
Next on our ‘ask list’, as shared by many neighbours, is to have a few more benches installed around the play structure – for adults who are supervising their children; and maybe a picnic table or two near the newly planted trees, where people will be able to find respite in the shade on those hot sunny summer days.