Save Our Seine Event

By Terri Bowser
September 16, 2015

Save Our Seine is pleased to invite you to the unveiling of the Niakwa Trail Rain Garden at the northeast corner of St. Anne’s Road and Fermor Avenue. The event will take place at 12:30 on Wednesday, September 16th (see attached poster)

The Rain Garden is a special legacy project that SOS has been working on – in partnership with Manitoba Eco-Network, HTFC Planning & Design, and the City of Winnipeg – to mark our 25th Anniversary. The rain garden is designed to clean pollutants from rainwater before it enters the Seine River. Over 50 species of plants in the rain garden will add beauty and biodiversity to the urban landscape. They will attract insects, birds, and other wildlife that will enrich the community.

The rain garden site will be a beehive of activity during the morning as volunteers from the community and local schools gather at 10 a.m. to plant over 600 native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses. Following a refreshment break for volunteers, there will be a short ceremony to acknowledge the financial and moral support of the project’s supporters (see the back of the poster) who have contributed funding, in-kind donations, and time to make the project a success.

We hope that you can take a few minutes to help us celebrate this unique and special community project. If you are interested in volunteering, please reply to this communication (

Please note that if the ground is too wet for planting on the 16th, the rain dates for this event are September 17 or September 21. If the event is postponed, information will be posted on the SOS Web site, Facebook, and Twitter.

Michele Kading
Executive Director
Save Our Seine