GRCA hosts pollinator event
The Grand River Conservation Authority is holding a free workshop and tour for rural landowners who want to attract pollinators and enhance habitat.
The event is schedule for a week Saturday in St. Agatha.
Pollinators play a vital role in food production and maintaining healthy natural ecosystems. Fruit, nuts, oilseeds and many vegetables need help from bees, butterflies, moths and other insects for pollination. Many practices help to provide for pollinator needs throughout the year, the agency notes in a release.
Landowners with properties greater than five acres may be eligible for funding for tree planting or naturalization projects. Funding priority is given to areas that are directly next to watercourses.
Promoting Pollinators on your Property will be held at the St. Agatha Community Centre at 1791 Erb St., from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on September 16. This workshop is funded by the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative. Lunch is provided and preregistration is required – email ruralwater@ grandriver.ca or call Karen Buschert at the GRCA at 1-866-900-4722, ext. 2262.