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MCHS, Town and NAIT plant riparian buffer

Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Biology 20 students gathered at Little Egg Creek May 28 to hear a presentation on riparian buffers and to help build one. NAIT brought more than 250 willows, dogwood, rosebushes, cranberry, poplar and currants, some of which were planted by students that day, others to be planted June 10. […]

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Student efforts repaid with vandalism

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Two days after the Town of Morinville, NAIT Sturgeon River Research Project and local students partnered to do a planting on the banks of the Little Egg Creek near Georges H. Primeau School in Morinville, vandals have rewarded the efforts by uprooting half the plants and removing them… […]

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Trail planting helping eco system along Little Egg Creek

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A work bee along Morinville’s trail system earlier this week will provide improvements to the drainage ditch behind Sunshine Lake, according to Joel Gervais, an associate researcher in Biological Sciences at NAIT. Gervais was in Morinville working with Town of Morinville staff and students from Morinville Community High School to plant some trees and fruit bearing plants June 17.

Gervais and his helpers believe planting the trees in the riparian buffer between the trail and drainage ditch, known outside the community as Little Egg Creek, will improve the ecosystem of the area by providing shade to encourage wild life… […]