Township in central-eastern Ontario is 18th Bee City!
The Township of Selwyn has been actively working with several community and not-for-profit groups to enhance pollinator health. A partnership with the Otanabee Region Conservation Authority and Lakefield College School has helped to naturalize parts of the shoreline of the Otanabee River through the planting of native shrubs and other vegetation, including winterberry, fragrant sumac, flowering raspberry and white yarrow. Another initiative brought together residents and the Lakefield and District Horticultural Society to create a pollinator garden at Isabel Morris Park. The Town has committed to continue to promote and encourage residents to plant native species and avoid pesticides.