A concrete seal surveys the Crescent Green Strip on a beautiful evening. By allowing some areas (Pioneer Park, Whale Park) to return to a more natural state, Michael Colliver says he can put more resources into deferred maintenance elsewhere. (KCAW file photo)

Joe D’Arienzo is a long-time member of Sitka’s Tree & Landscape Committee. Michael Colliver is the city’s Buildings, Parks, and Grounds supervisor. The pair discuss some policy changes toward Sitka’s municipal landscape that will be visible to residents: Namely, allowing Pioneer Park and Whale Park to return to more natural vegetation.

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