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Greenspaces Enhancement Project

Fast Facts

Objective: To improve accessibility to the Seine River while protecting its natural spaces

Years Active: 2019 - 2021

The Seine River Greenspace Enhancement Project includes several initiatives focused on connecting people with the Seine River as well as enhancing natural habitats. As Winnipeg grows, so too does the use of its remaining natural spaces. While it's wonderful that people are spending time in nature, the increasing human activity is eroding riverbanks, damaging sensitive vegetation, and degrading upland habitats. This project aims to enhance the use and appreciation of the Seine River Greenway while protecting its natural spaces.

The goals of this project were:

  • Restore native prairie on the upper banks of the river

  • Repair steep sections of eroding riverbank

  • Enhance floodplain trails to protect vegetation and improve safety

  • Install interpretive signs

  • Create an interpretive node for small tour groups

  • Improve public launch sites for canoes and kayaks

  • Create Winnipeg’s first land-integrated accessible kayak/canoe dock 

The accessible dock is the first of its kind in Winnipeg, being usable by a variety of people with a range of abilities, ages and sizes. Project partners: The City of Winnipeg and Scatliff+Miller+Murray. 

Project Supporters

SOS is thankful to all who have contributed funding for this project. It certainly could not have been possible without this generous support.

The ConservationTrust logo


Province of Manitoba logo

Building Sustainable Communities Grant


The Winnipeg Foundation log




Councillor Brian Mayes, St. Vital Ward fund

Councillor Kevin Klein, Land Dedication Reserve Fund

Councillor Shawn Nason, Land Dedication Reserve Fund

Blennerhssett Family Foundation logo


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