Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) — Markham Museum Rain Garden Demonstration Project
This is a demonstration project to help residents learn about Low Impact Development (LID) techniques on their properties - for managing storm water runoff and protecting the quality of water that flows into local streams, ponds, rivers, and lakes. Plantings for the garden were completed this Fall and a grand opening planned for Spring 2013.
Parks Department of the City of Markham — Civic Centre Pond Naturalization Plantings
This project was to install native plants along the Civic Centre pond to enhance visitors' experience of the area and educate them about native plants and biodiversity. Species at risk, such as Dense Blazing Star were planted together with other plants, like Butterfly Milkweed, which is a food source for monarch butterflies, which are also a species at risk. Seeds from these plants will be distributed to the University of Guelph for propagation and expansion of their programs and as well to members of the North American Native Plant Society for planting in parklands throughout Markham.