As part of its emerald ash borer management strategy, the NCC will be planting trees and shrubs in several areas within the Rapids-Remic Park. A total of 3329 trees and shrubs, of 31 different species, will be planted. Prior to planting, the NCC undertook maintenance work to remove a few invasive species to better ensure the survival of these trees.
Work will begin on September 9 at 7 am, and will continue until mid-October, between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm, with minimal noise impact on nearby residents. Intermittent closures may slow down pathway users.
The National Capital Commission urges pathway users to exercise caution, respect working crews and equipment, and obey signage and flag persons on-site.
This work is part of the NCC invasive species management strategy and emerald ash borer management program.