The Hamilton Pollinator Paradise Project is a collaborative initiative between Environment Hamilton and the Hamilton Naturalists' Club with support from various funders. We are working with the community to build an uninterrupted Pollinator Corridor across the City by planting habitat including native plants, milkweed and other wildflowers, and promoting biodiversity.
The project also shares information and resources about why pollinators are in trouble and what other actions people can take. By creating connected habitats across the City we will also be increasing neighbourhood resiliency.
To reach our goal, we focus on city-wide community engagement and education, as well as seeking to inform policy, locally, provincially and federally. Mapping the project's "pollinator sites" is ongoing and as the map gets filled in, it demonstrates that the community is contributing by creating pollinator habitats. We are also furthering awareness and participation to improve biodiversity in the city, including the Hamilton Monarch Awards to demonstrate appreciation for gardening for the benefit of nature.
Stay tuned for updates on a new campaign to increase pollinator protection in the city of Hamilton: A Pollinator Protection Plan!
Visit the Pollinator Paradise Project website for information on how you can get involved.