Volunteers are hard at work to clean up the old gas station lot on the corner of Lakelse Ave. and Emerson St. this week. There's Nick Willmost helping out.

Old gas station lot gets a clean up

Members of the Greater Terrace Beautification Society are hard at work on a project that has been a few years in the making.

Members of the Greater Terrace Beautification Society are hard at work on a project that has been a few years in the making.

About 10 volunteers were out earlier this week weeding planter boxes and moving around loads of gravel in the lot which is located on the corner of Lakelse Ave. and Emerson St.

The old gas station lot belongs to Imperial Oil who have donated the space temporarily – meaning all of the structures need to be ready for dismantling should the lot be sold or needed for something else.

Plans for the urban green-space include lots of greenery as well as a brick pathway and 10-14 ft rain statues made of umbrellas which will tip water downwards once full.

Northwest Community College is also building an information kiosk to go in the garden.

Beautification society president Chris Hansen said they hope to have the garden finished by Riverboat Days.

“We have been working towards this for a long time now,” she said explaining they have been working on the project for about around three years.

Hansen noted that society members had to juggle their lives and jobs alongside volunteering their time to this project.

She added her thanks to all of the public for its support in the project.

“There has been lots of support from the community in the form of funding,” she said.

Hansen said if anyone wants to get involved with helping out, all are welcome.