Provincial Capital Fee Celebrates Nationwide Forestry | Information and Media

Provincial Capital Fee Celebrates Nationwide Forestry | Information and Media

Launched on September 16, 2022

The Provincial Capital Fee (PCC) will acknowledge this yr’s Nationwide Forest Week from September 18 to 24 by providing a sequence of occasions rooted to coach at Wascana Centre and Authorities Home in Regina.

“The PCC is residence to a wealthy ecosystem of unique bushes, plant species, wildlife and meals sources for animals and offers a wealthy historical past of horticulture and forestry in Canada,” Minister Liable for the Provincial Capital Fee Don McMorris mentioned. “Be a part of the PCC in celebrating Nationwide Forest Week by studying how plant-life all through Wascana Centre and on the grounds of Authorities Home carry enjoyment and environmental sustainability to Saskatchewan’s capital metropolis.”

Provincial Capital Fee Celebrates Nationwide Forestry | Information and Media

The historical past of the tree cover in Regina dates to the flip of the twentieth century. George Watt and Amedee Neglect introduced greater than 6,000 bushes to Regina from the Banff, Alberta space. Watt performed a job with plantings required for Wascana Park and assisted with the procurement of 18,000 bushes and shrubs.  

In recognition of Canada’s forest heritage, 60 new bushes can be planted at Wascana Centre, together with fruit and different tree varieties. In 2022, an estimated 250 bushes and shrubs can be planted all through Wascana Centre and the grounds of Authorities Home. New bushes will diversify the ecosystem and entice extra pollinators resembling bees.

Department out and create a buzz in your personal yard by attending considered one of these nice occasions:  

  • On Sunday, September 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Authorities Home, be a part of Cory S. Sheffield, Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s Curator of Invertebrate Zoology as he talks about bees. The occasion is free, however registration is required. Please go to

  • On Saturday, September 24 go to Wascana Centre’s Arboretum Park, a surprising tree sanctuary that includes quite a lot of bushes, pollinators and strolling paths. The PCC Forestry workforce will current two workshops on establishing and sustaining your bushes at residence. The applications are free, and registration shouldn’t be required.
  • Workshop one: 11 a.m. – Learn to put together and plant small bushes in your property and get tricks to set up and preserve younger or new bushes.
  • Workshop two: 12 p.m. – Learn to correctly prune your bushes and establish and mitigate hazards.

For extra data on these occasions, go to


For extra data, contact:

Kerri Ward-Davis
Authorities Relations
Cellphone: 306-787-8544
E-mail: [email protected]
Cell: 306-520-8404

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