Attention to landscape is one aspect of a healthy community and very important to the north central communities of the Northern Hills. The appearance of our neighbourhoods and the pride residents feel regarding it, is crucial to a sense of well-being.
The community enhancement portfolio includes a beautification committee, planting shrubs and flowers on private and public property and maintaining landscape around entrance gates and fences.
“We’re being guerrilla gardeners – going out and cleaning up corners and gates that belong to residents or areas created by the developers. Pulling weeds, watering and planting flowers. We’re always on the lookout for new locations and volunteers to help.”
- Corner of Country Hills Boulevard and Harvest Hills Gate
- Corner of Country Hills Boulevard and Country Hills Drive
- Corner of Coventry Hills Boulevard and Coventry Hills Way
The NHCA community enhancement project to restore and refurbish each of these beds back to health and vitality was commenced in 2009 using volunteer labor, some modest funding, donations from sponsors, and a vision that we could make a difference in the look and pride of our communities. It seems to be working! By using appropriate resource conservation principles and species selection the gardens have flourished despite the shoe-string resources, finicky Calgary weather and modest budgets.
If you would like to help us with planting some of the community gates, please contact Brice at email@example.com
Our community association previously partnered with the City of Calgary to replenish and enhance the urban forest in our communities through this volunteer tree planting program.
For more information visit: www.calgary.ca/neighbourwoods
If you would like to help us to set up any other beautification projects, please contact us!
If you are a resident of the Northern Hills, interested in helping with beautification projects or a business willing to sponsor our efforts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the NHCA office at (403) 226-6422.