GRCA hosts pol­li­na­tor event

The Woolwich Observer - - NEWS -

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@ or call Karen Buschert at the GRCA at 1-866-900-4722, ext. 2262.

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