If you're unfamiliar with the Edgemont Beautification Project, it's a community initiative focused on improving appearance via landscaping, plantings and maintenance throughout Edgemont.
The Calgary city budget provides for only a very basic level of support and maintenance to the public areas and landscape features of all city communities. This level of maintenance is insufficient to maintain an attractive and appealing appearance of the community. The results of this can be seen in the deteriorating appearance of many Edgemont landscape features, dying trees, dead grass, and overgrowth in front of signs and borders.
These upgraded maintenance programs make a significant difference in communities. Hamptons, Citadel and most recently Hawkwood, all have them in place and they have really made a big difference in those communities. Possible improvements listed on the petition website are as follows:
- Raised planting beds
- Cement pots
- Litter control
- Weed management
There are now more than 100 volunteer committee members and canvassers actively working together on the project, and the support continues to grow. Legislation requires that 67% of Edgemont homeowners sign a petition to put in place the LEAF program. Over 3200 homeowners have already signed the petition in support, which is 90% of our goal. We must obtain 3600 signatures for LEAF to be approved. Other supporters include the Edgemont Community Association, councilor Sean Chu, and a variety of local businesses.
To find out more about this initiative or to sign the petition online, check their website here.