We need your help!
There is no easy, one-stop solution to improving pollinator habitat and that means everyone can get involved and make a positive change!
Have you been wanting to incorporate native plants where you are, but have experienced some challenges?
Our Friends for Pollinators program can help! With this new program, we are hoping to remove some of the barriers that have prevented people from improving the local habitat for our native pollinators.
Check out the details in the .pdf application form on the right, or download the .doc file >>>>
One of the best ways to get started is to simply observe the world around you. Go for a walk in different types of places and notice how they are unique, using all of your senses! Natural spaces have different sights, sounds, and smells, and these spaces are now known to be important for our well-being. A recent article in NewScientist stated that “Access to nature has also been found to improve sleep and reduce stress, increase happiness and reduce negative emotions, promote positive social interactions and even help generate a sense of meaning to life“.
Each region of the world has a unique community of native plants, animals, and other living things. The ecosystems they create are like a puzzle – only if they are put together in the correct way, can we experience them fully. When pieces are lost or missing, the puzzle is no longer complete. By including more native plants, Pollinate Collingwood is finding the missing pieces for our region.
Everyone can have a positive impact on our shared environment!
In fact, we NEED everyone to be involved and to consider how their personal actions are impacting our shared ecosystem.
Want to know how you can take steps to improve the ecosystem?
Here are just a few ways you can join the movement:
- Incorporate native plants into your current garden (head over to our PLAN page to check out our listing of local nurseries that offer native species and other resources that will help you) OR reach out to Thickett EcoScaping for a native plants garden design services!
- Organize a talk for your local community group to inform others about the importance of support our native pollinators (feel free to invite our experts in native plants, habitat stewardship, or pollinators – contact us for inquiries)
- Learn about invasive and non-native species! These species can interrupt native food webs and throw ecosystems out of balance, altering the water cycle and impacting the climate!
- Notice the types of plants on your property (download the iNaturalist app to your phone to help with species identification and join the Pollinate Collingwood project page that is tracking native species)
- Have another idea? We want to hear about it and help you make it become a reality.