The Municipality of Trent Hills is pleased to seek designation as a Bee City because it brings together community partners and residents with a shared interest to protect pollinators. Together, we recognize that small actions can make large impacts in the effort to create and maintain a healthy environment for bees and pollinators and in turn, all of us! We are committed to recognizing the efforts of our citizens and supporting community engagement and increasing public awareness.
We are happy to continue to promote our Bee City designation.
We have shared information via social media to the public and our staff.
The Campbellford Seymour Community Foundation has promoted our designation to the community. They hosted an event to discuss local work to fight climate change and invited Kelli and I to speak about municipal projects.
The Municipality of Trent Hills has been making changes to our greenspace program to support Pollinators:
• Purchased self-watering hanging baskets and planters to reduce idling and number of trips required to maintain plants in Trent Hills’ urban areas.
• Shifting to perianal plants instead of annuals in flowerbeds, with focus on bee friendly plants.
• Planted Pollinator Garden in partnership with Trent Severn Waterway/Parks Canada, OPG and community volunteers.
• Cutting back on grass cutting where possible and hope to transform spaces in bee-friendly meadows.
• Do not use pesticides.
• Campbellford Seymour Community Foundation hosted Bee focused AGM and will be the community lead to engage with public on education and awareness.