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"Elevated Wetlands Sculptures"
||The Elevated Wetlands are
functional sculptures, symbols of the integration of the plastics industry,
art and the environmental stewardship. The sculptures were developed
through a partnership between the City of Toronto, the Plastics Industry
Association and the artist Noel Harding.
The sculptures draw attention
to the importance of wetlands as an ecosystem. A solar powered pump
lifts water from the Don River into a series of raised "planters" where
native wetlands plants and trees naturally remove pollutants from the water.
Recycled plastics are used as a soil substitute to promote vegetative growth.
From the smallest container, water is emptied into a natural land based
wetland, and flows back into the Don River. The surrounding area
has been naturalized through volunteer tree plantings to create a natural
buffer between the sculptures and the Don Valley Parkway.
Conservation Toronto and
Parks and Recreation would
like to thank our community, government and corporate partners for making
this project possible.
||Don Mills Road and Don Valley
||The City of Toronto and
the Canadian Plastics Industry Association
| Don Mills, East York
| Downtown | University
Avenue | Queen's
Park | University of
| North York | Cemeteries
| Bathurst Street
| Lakeshore Blvd.
| York University
modified November 15, 2005