SHPOA Environment Committee Update
August 22, 2014. Fred Veldink on behalf of
the recent AGM questions were asked about where to find rocks and stone
landscaping and what kinds of grasses to plant along the shoreline.
Rocks and stone.
and stone of various kinds can be obtained from a landscaping business
is a list of places where one might obtain rocks and stone:
Brothers, Beachside Rd, Wpg
Johanneson, Arnes 204-642-7642
Gravel, Hwy 9,
Winnipeg Beach 204-389-2023
Soil. 700 Seniuk Rd. 204-257-0270.
Quarries, Garson 204-222-2242.
Rd 104 N, Sandy Hook 855-412-0697
Quarries, Stonewall 204-344-5115.
quarry is north of the town. They supply all kinds of landscaping stone.
Greenhouse Hwy 8,
check listings, as there are many more places.
area close to the water is called the Riparian zone. This zone is not
distinct along the lakeshore but very prominent along creeks. The next
called the Upland zone.
is a list of grasses that are typically found in the Riparian zone. I
include other native plants, shrubs and trees for both the Riparian and
native species will enhance the
ecological diversity and will encourage butterflies and birds to visit
the list of species, is a list of suppliers of native grass seed,
flowers and shrubs and trees.
Joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
Grass (Spartina pectinata)
Grass (Deschampsia caespitosa)
Grass (Glyceria borealis)
Grass (Phragmites communis)
Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Grass (Muhlenbergia racemosa)
Grass (Beckmannia syzigachne)
Grass (Hierochloe odorata)
plants that can be included are: Reed Canary Grass, Wild Barley, Common
Cattail, Woolly Sedge and the Hard Stemmed Bulrush.
wildflowers include: Water Plantain, Arrowhead, Water Parsnip,
Buttercup, Swamp Milkweed and Wild Mint.
and trees include: Willows, Tamarack, Black Spruce, Cottenwoods,
Aspen, Black Poplar and Green Ash.
note: Silver Harbour is not part of the Prairie Vegetation Zone and
prairie grasses might not do well in our area.
Following are the names, addresses
and phone numbers of businesses that sell grass seed and other native
1) Prairie Originals. 27 Bunn's Road. East Selkirk. Tel 204-785-9799
2)Living Prairie Museum. 2795 Ness Ave. Winnipeg. Tel 204-832-0167
3)Prairie Habitat Wildflower Nursery. 43 E Road, 82N. Argyle. Tel 204- 467-9371, www.naturenorth.com
4)Sage Garden Herbs. 3410 St. Mary's Rd. Winnipeg. Tel 204-257-2715
is always possible to collect wild seeds from plants you want in your
the moment the Eastern Interlake Conservation District office in Gimli
bags of Big Bluestem grass. This is Manitoba's official grass. The
Office has a lot of valuable information, including information on our
Aug 19, 2014 - RM Work - Reported
by David Curry and
A very thorough
cleaning of the culvert heads and drainage ditches was completed in the
No lake front
culverts were cleaned because of the high lake levels at this time.
this fall providing the lake level recedes, as there is a fair amount
that is backed up now that would release if the lake was lower.
For some reason the culvert
head that crosses Brayden (across from the Batkes) was not done. This could be done in the
fall if he comes to
clean the lake culvert.
last item we discussed was the mowing of Boundary
Rd. This has not been done and we're hoping it can be done this coming
drainage issue for Mariner’s Bay and Colonization has been completed;
drainage issue for Thorvaldson Dr. has also been completed with a new
installed at the north end of the street.
currently being done on the second walkway (south end) -
placing of rock on the drainage ditch bank.
This should be completed by August 19.
on a proposal to
extend the Gimli Sewage system to Silver Harbour.
here to read a presentation by the Municipality
here to read a handout of initial projected costs presented
here to read
an analysis by Wayne Harden of the proposal.
from walkabout Dave Curry
and Peter Peiluck July 28, 2014
A review of Brayden
Drive with Peter and Larry Stafford to
look at the water flows and drainage systems;
* Clean culvert head of vegetation on the east
side of Brayden adjacent
to the Batke’s (69 Brayden)
* Clean and dredge (same) culvert and area
on the west side of Brayden (pond side)
* Clean culvert head and scrape (pond) area
around it on the west side of Bryaden opposite the Menard’s (85
* Scrape the west side ditch along Brayden
opposite the Ward’s
* Dredge out the walkway drain ditch
between 85 and 91 Bryaden and open up the culvert head to the lake
This is one interconnected drainage system
of culverts and ditches that drain into the lake through the walkway
between 85 and 91 Brayden.
Boundry Road is a safety concern and a
significant drainage problem. The work being done on Mariners Bay,
complete will bring the water flow west (away from the lake) draining
Colonization which will then flow north into Boundary Road.
If Boundary is not mowed the water coming
from Mariners through Colonization will not flow east down the Boundary
to the lake.
** An inappropriate sized (short) culvert
was installed across Boundary during the Berm construction
the Boundary roadway to narrow significantly without warning,
meters east of Colonization. This sudden drop-off could place the
public and RM
or contract maintenance workers and their equipment in danger.
It would appear that the work on
Brayden could be relatively quick but the Boundary Rd work is more
a higher priority. So in essence, Boundary should be mowed &
Wayne Harden has advised of the issue of
erosion on the north side of the walkway close to the main dyke.
Dave Curry to contact Bill Bracegirdle
regarding the signage on the public
beach which is on Federal lands (Oceans & Fisheries). This is
what the signage should state.
Drainage on Mariners Bay is being addressed
to ensure that the water flows properly through the area and onto
drainage. Also noted is the commencement of drainage maintenance on
It is hoped that with the re-work on
Mariners Bay and Colonization the problems associated with Nautilus
Lane will be
solved; this will be reviewed after the drainage work is completed on
The drainage issue on Stefansson Drive is
not being looked at this time due to the higher priorities
Mariners Bay /Colonization/ Thorvaldson; it
is not forgotten.
The drainage issue raised by Bill
Bracegirdle in Old Arnes Place is going to need some further
RM has confirmed that there is sway of land
that is owned by the RM and it is through this piece of land the
to exist. To resolve this issue the RM is stating that it is going to
necessary to clear this piece of land to try and get a handle of where
problem lies. This issue needs further discussion.