Niagara Falls, ON, June 10, 2016- The Niagara Restoration Council in partnership with the City of Niagara Falls and the Park in the City Committee planted a 1,000 square foot pollinator garden at Firemen’s Park in 2015. Funding for this project was made possible through the AVIVA Community Grant - Blooms for Bees program. As part of the funding, two pollinator gardens will be planted in each of the 12 Niagara Region municipalities over the course of the 3 years. Additional funding was secured from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, EcoAction Community Funding Program (Environment Canada) and the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) to complete the project.
The final pollinator garden is being planted on Tuesday, June 14 near the existing garden at Firemen’s Park on the top tier. The Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen’s Association, the Park in the City Committee, Niagara Restoration Council and Saint Mary Catholic Elementary School will be participating in this planting. These gardens will be planted with native wildflowers, attracting various bees and other pollinators. Native bees have been in drastic decline since 2006, severely causing havoc on the world’s agricultural sector. Pollinator gardens play an
instrumental role in reviving the bee population.
An educational sign will be erected at the pollinator garden for residents to learn more about pollinator gardens.
- What: The planting of a 1,000 square foot pollinator garden filled with native wildflowers.
- Where: 2275 Dorchester Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S4: Firemen’s Park top tier.
- When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
- Who: Pollinator Garden planted by The Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen’s Association, the Park in the City Committee, Niagara Restoration Council and Saint Mary Catholic Elementary School.
- Why: World population of pollinators are declining, the creation of a pollinator garden provides essential habitats for bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators. This in turn makes plants healthier and more likely to produce a better quality harvest.
For more information, contact:
Jeff Guarasci, City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture
Phone: 905-356-7520 ext. 3341