17th Bee City promotes use of native plants on public and private property
Among other things, the Town of Ajax is focusing on helping pollinators by supporting initiatives that encourage the use of native trees, shrubs and flowering plants. The Bees Need Trees is one such program. Developed in partnership with LEAF, it provides helpful information and subsidized planting kits to residents. Also, the Pollinator Meadowscape Project is a collaborative three-year project through which Ajax, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Durham Sustain Ability, Native Plants in Claremont and Community Development Council Durham have been working to link together natural spaces and community gardens.