To help combat algae and improve overall water quality, the City of Regina has planted native vegetation along the edge of Lakewood Retention Pond.
The pond is a central point for residents of the surrounding community, however, persistent algae has been a problem.
Some algae can also be harmful to humans and animals, including pets.
City crews lowered the water level, removed the rocks and liner and added topsoil to help promote plant growth.
Around half of the plants were planted at the end of June and planting of the second half has now begun.
Altogether, around 8,200 wetland plants will be planted along the perimeter of the pond.
The project will also help increase wetland bird and plant diversity while decreasing algae growth and improving overall water quality.
The City of Regina is expecting the new plants to be fully established within five years.