Trail Named After Town Hero
Surrounded by friends and family and other volunteers, Suzanne Benoit unveiled a plaque at the north entrance to the Fort Saskatchewan Prairie that identifies the trail as the Suzanne Benoit Trail.
The dedication ceremony, held last week, was also attended by members of City Council and city staff who were there to acknowledge the tremendous effort that Suzanne has put into restoring the natural area.
The Fort Saskatchewan Prairie, located on the western edge of the City bordering the North Saskatchewan River, is one of the last remaining prairie remnants in the Capital Region.
The City of Fort Saskatchewan acquired this 13 hectare parcel of land in 2005 to protect its natural heritage so that the community can continue to enjoy and study its diverse plant and animal life in the years to come.
In her remarks, Mayor Katchur commented, “It is a labour of love for Suzanne and we can only hope that other citizens with her passion and dedication will discover the area and continue the legacy of restoration and preservation of this native prairie habitat.”