A one-time bursary to a local group is helping spruce up Spallumcheen’s McLeod Park.
Or, maybe, cedar up is a better term.
The Armstrong-Spallumcheen Environmental Trust received $1,000 as part of the township’s 120th birthday celebrations.
ASET used the money to donate a rare yellow cedar tree, which was recently planted at McLeod Park by ASET and council members, along with students from each of Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s four public schools.
“There are trees in this area that are 120 years old. And there are some even older. What better way to celebrate 120 years than by planting a tree?” said ASET’s David Derbowka.
“This is our opportunity to offer Spallumcheen our heartfelt thank-you for the one time bursary award. Celebrating the milestone in this way is a display of sustainability.”
Coun. Rachael Ganson, who has been spearheading the township’s 120th birthday celebrations, said a number of locations were discussed for the rare cedar tree to be planted.
“McLeod Park was eventually chosen as a fitting location to plant the tree,” said Ganson.
The park has been undergoing renovations.