Overgrown grass in East Vancouver park meant to draw bees is attracting complaints too | CBC Information

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An East Vancouver resident says she’s involved about rubbish and needles in overgrown grass in Falaise Park — a part of a brand new pilot program carried out by the Vancouver Park Board to create meadows to draw extra bees.

Megan Watson has been dwelling close to the park for 25 years and has by no means seen the grass this manner.

“To me and my neighbours and my neighborhood, it is simply an overgrown mess and now it is a hazard,” stated Watson.

She says the Vancouver Park Board’s pilot program, which requires much less grass-cutting and pure landscapes, is accountable.

When the mission was introduced on April 27, the Vancouver Park Board stated its aim is to draw extra bees, butterflies and birds by creating meadows in parks, golf programs and boulevards throughout the town this yr.

“A latest report supplies proof that intense garden administration practices are liable for growing pests and diminishing abundance and variety of invertebrates and flora, which give crucial nesting habitat and meals sources for birds,” stated commissioner Dave Demers.

Eighteen metropolis parks are a part of the mission.

Falaise Park in East Vancouver is a part of the park board pilot geared toward creating pure landscapes and attracting extra bees and butterflies. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Watson stated the park has two components: a baseball diamond; and one other part the place the grass has gone uncut that was utilized by youngsters to play and residents to meditate or practise yoga.

“It is simply unhappy to see it go downhill and to not treasure the inexperienced house that we had,” she stated.

She’s involved there’s extra hidden within the tall, dry grass than simply butterflies and bees.

“There may be the whole lot in there now. It is a rubbish dump, and a few residents of this space, now they’re even parking their automobiles within the park as a result of they simply suppose it is only a dump now.”

She stated she’s complained to the park board, and a few grass was lower. However extra must be finished, she stated.

“I known as with regard to needles being within the meadow,” she stated.

The Vancouver Park Board couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.

Park Board employees is anticipated to ultimately compile a report with knowledge, outcomes and observations from the meadows pilot.

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