“Urban Prairie” – Gaynor Family Regional Library


Three (3) acres of urban prairie were planted in 2014, a site of recreated tall grass prairie habitat, adding to the few thousand acres remaining in North America. Acts as a natural water run-off management system for this Green Globe building. Over fifty different grass and flowering plant species native to the tall grass prairie community, along with interpretive signage depicting the ecosystem, will hopefully inspire ways to mitigate habitat loss. Plant identifications signs on tall grass prairies as an endangered ecosystem and a critical component of the Manitoba Landscape are in place. This Urban Prairie will enhance the experience for residents and visitors giving an opportunity to educate themselves while enjoying a touch of nature just steps away from the library doors. Gaynor Family Regional Library is an all-season Tourism Visitors Centre for Selkirk and area, with Wi-Fi access.