Located in the Niagara region of south-central Ontario, an area known for its exceptional fruit, vegetable and flower production, St. Catharines has become the eight Canadian Bee City.
We are grateful to Renee Delaney of the Niagara Farm Project, Mayor Walter Sendzik and a host of other community members for pledging to do their part to support pollinators.
In 2022, we worked with community groups to plant pollinator gardens in underutilized greenspaces around the City as well as supported a “No-Mow” area of a City trail and planted bee friendly trees and shrubs where appropriate.
Worked with community groups to plant pollinator gardens in underutilized greenspaces around the City as well as supported a “No-Mow” area of a City trail. Planted bee friendly trees and shrubs where appropriate.
-Supported a “now mow” area along an urban trail.
-Supported community gardens around the City.
-Converted ornamental seasonal displays to pollinator friendly perennial displays.
-Supported pollinator box along the downtown streets.
Promoted in daily activities and when working with citizens to educate and encourage more sustainable
-Encourage neighbourhood and community groups to plant and maintain pollinator habitats in City Parks and trails.
Officially St. Catharines is know as the “Garden City” due to its 1,000 acres of parks, gardens, and trails. We are united in our efforts to both protect and encourage new habitat for all pollinators within our city.
Becoming a Bee City will not only advance our mission, it will provide us with a platform from which we can combine our efforts towards the collective goal of maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
This is an opportunity that the city of St. Catharines has embraced, and is committed to. Doing out part to support pollinators is of highest priority to us now and for the future.