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Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom National Symposium

Strathcona County is proud to host the 2018 Symposium on Parks & Grounds and National Awards.

People, plants and pride...  growing together!

Broadmoor Village Entrance

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 Strathcona in Bloom

What we are judged on:ph-RPC-Communitiesinbloom-210.jpg

  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

More Information:
Phone: 780-464-8287

Last updated: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Page ID: 39565