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Good news, we received a grant from Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House to fund our building of a swale on 28th avenue, near Prince Albert.
It was originally just a big ditch which the city has since filled in with gravel. We intend to rebuild it with native green plants, river rocks and a decorative edging. It will be a functional, as it will increase the drainage and prevent flooding, but also a decorative project. Help required
We will be looking for help to build the swale, July or August, plus some donations of grasses and other native BC plants. Also if anyone knows where we could get paving stones, perhaps even have them donated, we'd like to hear from you.
If anyone can donate the use of a small back hoe in order to help dig out the existing gravel, we'd greatly appreciate it.
The edging will ensure that cars don't erode away the boulevard, which has already begun to happen. We can't do away with the parking altogether because parking is at a premium on our street since the densification of Mountain View began en masse a couple of years ago. We went from quiet east side neighbourhood to Kitslano parking problems in less than a year. The possible loss of parking had a couple of neighbours quite concerned.