Communities in Bloom

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Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom

Strathcona County is proud to host the 2018 Communities in Bloom National Symposium on Parks and Grounds and the National and International Awards Ceremonies, taking place September 26 to 29.

Communities in Bloom

People, plants and pride...  growing together!

Purpose of Communities in Bloom

Strathcona County endeavors to beautify the community through the efforts of County staff, Strathcona in Bloom volunteers, businesses and by encouraging the efforts of private home owners.

In 2016, Strathcona County was honoured to receive a five-bloom (highest score) silver rating, with special mention for Prairie Walk in Centre in the Park, in the Circle of Excellence category.  

Help make your community bloom - become a volunteer with

  • Help plant and maintain a community flower bed 
  • Plant your own yard and watch our community bloom
  • Compost and recycle
  • Plant trees
  • Get involved in the
  • Nominate a neighbour in the
Strathcona in Bloom and Communities in Bloom

What we are judged on:

  1. Tidiness
  2. The environmental actions in our community
    • Organic pick-up
    • Recycling and Christmas tree pick-up
    • Curb side clear bag composting
    • Broadview Enviroservice Station
    • Naturalization of parks
    • Large item pick-up twice a year at curbside
    • Greenroutine
    • Drought-tolerant plants
    • Reduced fertilizer and chemical use
    • Integrated pest management program
       
  3. Community efforts to maintain and preserve the legacies of yesterday
  4. Urban Forestry
    The management, planting and maintenance of trees and tree stands.
  5. Landscaped Areas
    The management, planting and maintenance of green spaces
  6.  Turf Areas
    The management, planting and maintenance of turf areas.
    • Sport fields and high profile areas fertilized for stronger turf
    • Variety of ground cover, grasses & perennials
       
  7. Floral Displays
    The management, planting and maintenance of planting beds and planters.
  8. Community Involvement
    Non-profit groups, businesses and citizens involved in the Communities in Bloom program
    • Volunteers plant flowerbeds
    • Schools and youth groups planting
    • Arbor Day and the annual Pitch-In Campaign
    • Business sponsorship

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More Information:
www.strathconainbloom.com
Phone: 780-464-8287
Email: blooms@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Thursday, February 01, 2018
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