Bog meets farm in unique design for Richmond’s Garden City Lands

Richmond News

Sphagnum moss. It may not sound sexy. Chances are, you’ve never heard of it.

But the City of Richmond is undergoing a multi-million dollar park design for the Garden City Lands that, in part, is aimed at preserving this bog-building plant by way of ecosystem engineering. …

The Garden City Lands was formerly a transmitter site for the Canadian Coast Guard.

It was deemed surplus land by the federal government, and in 2005 the City of Richmond and Musqueam Indian Band began negotiations to develop the land.

Present day councillors Ken Johnston, Derek Dang and Bill McNulty, as well as Mayor Malcolm Brodie initially supported the development concept. …

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