Last September, we launched the Pollinator Highways Project with an ambitious goal to build six Pollinator Highways along iconic road routes in Southern Ontario (see concept here). Since then, we’ve been very busy connecting with stakeholders in the 40+ upper and lower tier municipalities along the proposed six highways and building knowledge and excitement about our project.
Today, we’re excited to announce that the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is partnering with us to hold the first meeting of stakeholders on September 15th to start the process of planning the creation of the Pollinator Highways.
We’ve invited municipal Councils, staff, conservation authorities, local community leaders, nature groups and other stakeholders across southern Ontario who we know care about restoring pollinator habitat.
Although we’ve sent emails to over 300 stakeholders, we know we’ve likely missed some key people. To ensure we get the word out about this meeting, please consider sending the link to this blog post to people you know in any of the areas covered by the 6 Pollinator Highways (see below) and ask them to pre-register here.
Alternatively, please have them contact Rebecca Kolarich at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Pollinator Highway East: Durham - Peterborough - Bancroft
Municipalities: Durham (Clarington), Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough (Cavan Monaghan, Douro Dummer, Selwyn, North Kawartha), City of Peterborough, Hastings (Faraday)
Pollinator Highway Central East: Stouffville - Kawartha Lakes
Municipalities: York (Whitchurch-Stouffville), Durham (Uxbridge, Scugog, Brock), Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton (Minden Hills)
Pollinator Highway Central: Markham - South Lake Simcoe
Municipalities: York (Markham, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stoufville, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina)
Pollinator Highway Central West: Vaughan - Orillia
Municipalities: York (Vaughan, King), Simcoe (Bradford West Gwillimbury, Innisfil, Oro-Medante), City of Barrie, City of Orillia
Pollinator Highway North-West: Brampton - Tobermory
Municipalities: Peel (Brampton, Caledon), Dufferin (Mono, Orangeville, Amaranth, Melancthon), Grey (Grey Highlands, Chatsworth, Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs), Bruce County (South Bruce Penninsula, Northern Bruce Peninsula)
Pollinator Highway West: Guelph - Walkerton
Municipalities: Wellington (Township of Wellington, Town of Minto), City of Guelph, Bruce County (South Bruce, Brockton)
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