We’ve changed the landscape by establishing thousands of native plants, we have organizations providing a variety of educational and citizen science opportunities to all ages, and in the near future we’ll collaboratively do great things for pollinators and the community as a Bee City! We recently saw bald eagles return to our local watersheds and now look forward to the Monarch and native pollinators coming back and contributing to Cambridge’s biodiversity.
The Cambridge Bee City Team members continued their own projects, are working on a collaborative event and display, and engaged the public about pollinators through a joint project with the Bee Region (i.e. Bee City Canada signs distribution), seed giveaways, displays at the Hespeler Market, Pollinator Week activities and messages, and public and schools engagement with their stewardship and educational programs.
The members of the Cambridge Bee City Committee have implemented pollinator education, habitat creation, and monitoring projects for almost two decades. Some initiatives mentioned below were completed in the past but many are ongoing and will therefore also be featured in the next section (Commitments and Actions). Many of the initiatives below are collaborative projects involving more than one Cambridge Bee City Committee member or other organizations/individuals in the community.