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Edmonton is naturalizing many of its green spaces to boost biodiversity

Areas encourage populations of songbirds, pollinators


July 27, 2020
By Edmonton Journal

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Edmonton community greening coordinator Catherine Falk. Greg Southam / Postmedia

Not all of Edmonton’s shaggy-looking green spaces can be attributed to cutbacks related to COVID-19. Some areas have been purposely left alone to promote increased naturalization that not only saves the municipality money, but boosts biodiversity. The city claims naturalization encourages both songbirds and pollinators to frequent these areas.

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