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City with world famous falls becomes 13th Bee City

Over the past year, the City of Niagara Falls has maintained currently pollinator gardens and have started a new creation in the main destination park called Firemen’s Park. The new garden will be part of a new Children’s Memorial Walkway. The $160,000 project will feature concrete walkways, a paving stone plaza, irrigation systems, decorative rock, pollinator gardens and honourary butterfly markers. Construction started in mid-2022 and is planned to be completed by late Spring 2023. This is a significant enhancement to the existing pollinator garden inventory within the City.

Additionally, The City has incorporated the promotion of planting pollinator flowers in household garden beds through it’s Summer Trillium Awards Program. This program evaluates front yard curbside landscaping of participating residential and commercial landscapes.

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May 2018

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The City of Niagara Falls, through the efforts of the Park in the City Committee have made efforts to create awareness and advocate for the installations of new pollinator gardens in the community.

Some recent projects included as follows:
– Installations of 2 pollinator gardens at Fireman’s Park. This was made possible through a partnership with the Niagara Restoration Council and an AVIVA Grant.
– Installation of a pollinator garden at Westlane Secondary School. This was made possible through the Niagara Region’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge initiative.
– For the past few years, schools that have registered in the committee’s Niagara Falls Schools In Bloom program have been encouraged to design and install pollinator gardens along their school grounds. In turn, these gardens are used for educational purposes.
– In 2017, through a Canada 150 grant, the City was able to create a green burial site at the existing Fairview Cemetery. Over 10,000 pollinator plants were planted.
– This year, the committee’s Niagara Falls Trillium Awards (a curbside view landscape award program) is encouraging participants to plant pollinators and edible plants in their front yard landscaping.
– The Niagara Parks Commission has completed a large amount of work in installing a pollinator garden route for visitor and residents to view. This includes 12 pollinator beds that host over 15,000 pollinator plants. They are in the process of restoring 120 acres of fallow fields at the Chippawa Battlefield site into native grassland habitat to support pollinators and grassland dependent bird species. NPC is also restoring Oak savannah habitat (Chinquapin Oak Savannah across from the Botanical Gardens) through prescribed burning and planting. The Botanical Gardens installed the 1 acre – Legacy Garden in 2012-2014 which was designed using only native prairie and meadow species to support pollinator species and educate the public about native plants. Native bee structures have also been installed at this site.

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