GBBR has created fourteen community and school yard pollinator gardens along eastern Georgian Bay since 2016 (locations include Britt, Carling, Humphrey, McKellar, Honey Harbour, Port Severn, Mactier, Parry Sound, Magnetawan FN, Shawanaga FN, Wasauksing FN, and Moose Deer FN).
Each garden serves as an educational resource for classrooms, municipalities, community groups, residents and seasonal visitors, as well as a native plant garden supporting the habitat needs of the endangered Monarch and other pollinators. This project builds on GBBR’s 10-year history of species-at-risk stewardship-engagement projects. It also provides the opportunity for people to participate in citizen science programs, further assisting Monarchs, and to participate and witness the beauty and simplicity of gardening with native plant species.
Nearest city or town: Parry Sound
Project start date: September 1, 2016
Project focus: Education / Outreach
Project contact: Delaina Arnold