In and around our communities there are areas with little or no vegetation. Old tree stumps show that these areas were once forested. The Green Project aims to restore these areas to their original condition.
Inspired by the example set in Sudbury, Ontario, our community members are applying crushed limestone to the soil of barren areas to stimulate the growth of plants and trees. This activity began during the spring of 2000. By August 2014 more than 55 hectares of barren land have been treated in 40 areas in and around Flin Flon and Creighton. The results of the work to improve the condition of the soil in our area is illustrated in the sequence of photos below.
By 2013 the photos show a screen of green leaves and the horizon cannot be seen
Each year we have approximately 800 volunteers that help to spread limestone throughout the barren areas of Flin Flon and Creighton in order to stimulate revegetation. Some of these volunteer groups include: