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Town of Blind River

Bee City Blind River

Becoming a Bee City is more than creating spaces for the bees, it is about ensuring our community members and guests respect both flora and fauna in their daily decision making

Blind River’s outdoor spaces speak for themselves. We are host to endless trails enveloped by biodiversity.  When we create recreation spaces, we ensure they complement rather than impede.

Our local volunteer groups ensure flower beds are planted and naturalized spaces remain in tact.  Local residents share valuable insight that can educate and shift thinking patterns.  This ensures our community makes changes without official governance—ultimately, this ensures buy-in, and comradery.

Town of Blind River

September 2020

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The Town has many initiatives:
✓ We have eliminated cutting milkweed throughout town to allow monarchs to feed and develop.
✓ We have planted 6 roadside major flowerbeds that will evolve to 3 season features.
✓ Local horticultural society and beautification group work to plant around our community.
✓ 200 trees were planted in conjunction with tree Canada and home hardware this spring.
✓ 5 memorial trees have been planted by active community members within the last 4 years.
✓ We have a trail expansion project with Mississauga First Nation where we will be installing interpretive panels in English French and Ojibwe to teach locals and visitors both language and facts.
✓ We are redoing all outdated wetland creature panels.
✓ We have rebuilt and expanded a garden in front of our library to add plants to downtown.
✓ We install massive flower baskets every summer for downtown that remain in place until September.
✓ We teamed with Rotary to expand a flower bed within downtown at our LCBO and filled it with hand me down perennials. This bed is flourishing.
✓ We promoted bee health in march by interviewing a local bee keeping family who sells honey! This created a “no mow” movement to help our bees throughout blind river this spring.
✓ We do not fine properties allowing native plants to flourish, especially during drought etc. to support feeding and shelter.
✓ Empty areas around our marine park have been updated to perennial beds. No chemicals permitted.
✓ We’ve eliminated the use of red dyed mulch in our beds, we use donated wood chips from local arborists.

There’s more… I can fill a book – we LOVE our wildlife!

September 2020
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