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Qualico Communities have partnered with Native Plant Solutions and Ducks Unlimited to bring the natural beauty of Manitoba’s wetlands to Southlands Village, while raising the bar for environmentally responsible developments. 

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The Natural Beauty of Southlands Creek

Southlands Creek serves as the focal point of the community, offering incredible views from throughout Southlands Village. Doubling as storm water retention, the creek also plays an integral role in the community's drainage system. The natural elements, such as cattails and native grasses, aid in removing sediment and nutrients, improving water quality and the overall health of the ecosystem. 

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The Benefits of Native Grasses

Throughout Southlands Village you'll find a beautiful assortment of native grasses. On top of being visually stunning, these plants are easier to maintain than traditional grasses as they do not require fertilizer or routine watering, and are far more beneficial for the environment as a whole. Once established, these grasses are low maintenance and only require mowing and/or a controlled burn once every four to five years. 

Some other advantages of using plants native to Manitoba include:

  • Easy to establish
  • Long lived
  • Removes pollutants and excess nutrients from water
  • Storm water retention
  • Provides nesting cover for prairie waterfowl
  • Discourages Canada goose and gopher populations

Partnering with Native Plant Solutions

Native Plant SolutionsNative Plant Solutions is a branch of Ducks Unlimited Canada, one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations. It was established to provide innovative, science-based solutions for upland and wetland native planting projects. To date, Native Plant Solutions has contributed to almost 100,000 acres of native grass, including those in Southlands Village.

Partnering with Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited LogoDucks Unlimited Canada has been accumulating knowledge and experience in working with wetland habitats for more than 65 years. They began seeding grass in 1976, and quickly realized the advantages of using native plants to serve as habitats for waterfowl and wildlife.