21st Bee City is engaging residents, increasing the use of native plants in town landscaping.
As part of their plans to help bees and other pollinators, this Bee City is promoting native plants. The Town’s Official Plan includes a policy calling for an increase in the use of milkweed and other native species. Richmond Hill has also introduced and is supporting initiatives which aim to educate and engage residents, including the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge, the Healthy Yards Program, gardening workshops and tree planting events. In 2017, a pollinator garden was established at Mill Pond Gallery.