Have you heard?
To begin our work influencing municipal policy change, and with support from Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, Environment Network, Collingwood BIA and staff from the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department of the Town of Collingwood, we put together a successful application for a Bee City Canada designation for the Town of Collingwood!
A Bee City Canada is part of a North American movement to support pollinator protection. This program requires commitment over the next 5 years to improve pollinator habitat in town.
We have also secured support from the Town of Collingwood for the creation of a Pollinator Protection Strategy – stay tuned!
What can you do?
We keep pretty busy developing and supporting the installation of native plant gardens all over Collingwood, but do you ever wonder what you can do to help our native pollinators or support this work? There are some simple ways that you can help Ontario’s native pollinators:
- Volunteer with us – with more and more gardens every year (check out our StoryMap), we need your help to ensure these gardens stay healthy, full, and free of invasive species. As a “Habitat Steward“, you will learn to identify the native species in your assigned garden, monitor for native pollinators in the garden, and help us ensure they stay looking amazing! Inquire today.
- Grow native plants – if you have a garden space at home, or even some pots on a balcony, consider adding native plants. Every native plant counts and you can find native plants on our Plan page.
- Share what you know – we are all learning together as we work towards supporting our native pollinators through more environmentally healthy and sustainable practices. Every action we take in this work is a small step in the right direction and continual learning and sharing of this new knowledge is a MUST! One great way to start is by displaying a Pollinate Collingwood sign in your native garden – see below to purchase one:
Wood Garden Signs – $20
Created in partnership with CCI, these signs are a great way to share your sustainable actions with your neighbors!