video The Town of Oromocto is pleased to share with you its feature from the "Insights with Terry Bradshaw" television program.

Town Beautification and Insect Control

Beautification

The Town is committed to enhancing the natural beauty  by ensuring the parks, playgrounds and public spaces are well maintained free of litter, weeds, debris and grafetti.  There are a number of strategically placed flower and perennial beds that are also used to enhance its beautiful surroundings that are maintained by the Engineering and Public Works Department.


Biting Insect Control Program

The Town works in cooperation with GDG Environment to deliver the annual biting insect control program.  GDG Environment is contracted by the Town to biologically control mosquitoes and black flies. The biopesticide utilized (Bti) is selective for the larvae of mosquitoes and black flies only and does not affect other organisms such as fish, amphibians, birds and mammals. Annually the Town advises residents of its aerial and land treatment for the control of these biting insects.   GDG Environment performs the work aerially as well as manually by treating flooded woodlands throughout the summer months.   The program is regulated by the Province of New Brunswick and is monitored by GDG Environment throughout the year.  This program enhances the quality of life for our residents and increases family, outdoor, leisure, recreation and tourism activities.   For more information about the product used in this process, please visit: www.gdg.ca

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Grasscycling

Grasscycling or mulching is the natural practice of recycling grass clippings by leaving them on the lawn when mowing. Once cut, the clippings will quickly dry out and decay naturally releasing valuable nutrients back into the soil for a healthier lawn. This process promotes a healthier and deeper root system, and increases grass resistance to drought and disease.

Grasscycling is a simple and easy way to get involved in reducing waste that benefits the environment and saves time because it eliminates the bagging and dragging of clippings to the Works Department or the Fredericton Regional Solid Waste Commission.  

Benefits of Grasscycling

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April 13 2018

Special Session of Council

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