Located in the Eastern Townships, a little more than one hour from Montreal, the municipality of West Bolton is home to farmers, artists, professionals and retirees. The main objectives of the municipality is the revitalization of the agricultural and forestry sectors while preserving our local natural habitats. West Bolton aims to respect nature and it’s biodiversity while maintaining resource sustainability.
The community’s response and pride to being a Bee City has been very positive and this topic was brought up multiple times when discussing with other residents. However, more education has to be done as people are associating this effort with honeybees versus maintaining an eco-friendly environment for all pollinators.
The municipality of West Bolton, with many residents in support of the conservation of Mount Foster, approved the development of the land on the condition that the owner have an agreement with a serious conservation group. Appalachian Corridor, a non-profit conservation organization in Southern Quebec, announced the establishment of 215 hectares of protected land encompassing most of Mount Foster.
Nestled in the Eastern Townships just over an hour from Montreal is the scenic municipality of West Bolton. First settled by American Loyalists who remained loyal to King
George III of England after the War of Independence in 1776, West Bolton is home today to a diverse mix of farmers, labourers, artists, professionals and retirees. Its scenic
views, rolling pastures dotted with grazing cattle, abundant wildlife, and rich rural heritage create a haven for all to enjoy.
Multiple initiatives are currently taking place in Bolton-Ouest. To name a few:
– restoration of bat habitats
– Le Collectif organization to promote local and biological produce
– Apiculture WB Inc – wbgold.ca – local apiary
– Ariya Alpacas Inc.
– La Ferme de la Racine Carrée