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Fort Saskatchewan Prairie

Project Lead:
Patsy Cotterill
image of a prairie field

Yes, you have to travel all the way to Fort Saskatchewan, but it's worth it. This 12-hectare remnant of aspen parkland, set aside as a nature reserve by the City of Fort Saskatchewan, is home to a wide array of prairie flowers and grasses, including some rare species such as the Prairie Violet and Long-leaved Bluets.

This small remnant prairie is a gem and every time you visit it, different flowers will be in bloom. The flowering – and volunteer management – season lasts from April through October. The Prairie is located close to the North Saskatchewan River and is easily accessed through the Westpark subdivision off Hwy 21 at the south end of Fort Saskatchewan. Volunteer work includes rehabilitation of disturbed areas and transplanting native plants. Work sessions will be called when needed so they may fall on weekdays or weekends.

Wildflowers of the Fort Saskatchewan Prairie' is a brochure that is available from the ENPS. The price is $2.00.

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