Pollinators like bees, flies, butterflies, moths, beetles, and hummingbirds are in decline, but they provide essential services like pollination that support our economy and our environment. To make a difference for pollinators we need large scale changes to land management and improve pollinator habitat. You can find more information about pollinators on the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s pollinators page.

Check out what Lanark County is doing for pollinators in our rights-of-ways by visiting our roadside restoration page.

The great Canadian pollinator pathway

The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is partnering with landowners to build an interconnected wildflower meadow habitat across Canada in a great Canadian pollinator pathway. Rights-of-ways and lawns can be transformed into meadow habitat for pollinators. Join the restoration revolution by visiting CWF’s website Grow it! Don’t Mow it!

Grow it! Don’t mow it!

Mowed rights-of-ways and lawns displace habitat for pollinating insects and wildlife. By not mowing we can help pollinators recover by converting lawns, green spaces, and rights-of-ways to pollinator habitat meadows.

Visit CWF’s information for home and property owners page for more about how to manage your property for pollinators.

Mayors’ monarch pledge

Lanark County has pledged to create habitat for the monarch butterfly and other pollinators through the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors' Monarch Pledge. Each year, the warden of Lanark County announces our pledge to create habitat for the monarch butterfly and pollinators, and to educate citizens about how they can make a difference at home and in their community. Lanark County has been recognized as part of the Leadership Circle.

For more information on how you or your community can get involved with pollinator projects please contact us at roads@lanarkcounty.ca or 613-267-1353.

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