March 30, 2012
Fake Friday: City Of Ottawa Taps City Park Maple Trees For Syrup Revenue
With the warmer spring weather approaching, city work crews tapped into the maple trees in city parks last week using modern syrup tapping methods, and restricted park use to citizens until they have collected enough sap from the park trees. Collected sap will then be processed in a sugar shack somewhere within City Hall with finished bottles of syrup being sold back to Ottawa residents. "We think this is a fun and tasty way for Ottawa residents to help out with city costs." explained Mayor Watson who spearheaded the syrup campaign dubbed as "Maple Daze". The syrup event will run from March.20-April 15 with a special panacake breakfast at City Hall using the collected city syrup on Marc. 24.
This post originally appeared on the-o-dot, and is republished here with permission.
See also: Ottawa Sugar Bush Guide
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