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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Meant to BEE: It's Official, Mississauga is a Bee City

Sep 24, 2019

Mississauga has been designated as Canada’s 29th Bee City. The Bee City designation is given to cities, towns, First Nations, schools or businesses that are committed to protecting pollinators (e.g., bees, butterflies) and their habitats. The City will continue to create healthy and sustainable pollinator habitat, raise awareness, and educate the public about the importance of pollinators and protecting them.

Photo Opportunity Details:

What:
Photo opportunity with Parks, Forestry and Environment staff, Members of Council and Bee City Canada representatives.

When:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
2 to 2:30 p.m.

Who:
Members of Council
Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry & Environment
Jessica Wiley, Manager, Forestry
Sarah Piett, Supervisor, Woodlands & Natural Areas
Nick Parker, Outreach Co-ordinator, Bee City Canada

Where:
Jack Darling Memorial Park – Tallgrass Prairie (one of the largest pollinator habitat restoration sites in Mississauga)
1180 Lakeshore Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON
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The photo will be taken by the installation of the bee hotel which acts as both a piece of public art and a functional habitat for native solitary bees.

In addition to the pollinator gardens that provide habitat for pollinators, the City has a honeybee hive at City Hall to support pollinator education and urban agriculture within the downtown core. Also, the One Million Trees program helps provide pollinator habitat as well as opportunities to educate residents about the importance of pollinators.

For more information about Mississauga’s Bee City designation, visit mississauga.ca/pollinators.

BACKGROUND:
As a Bee City, Mississauga has committed to being responsible stewards of the land by creating healthy pollinator habitat, engaging the public about pollinators and celebrating pollinators.

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Media Contact:
Catherine Nguyen-Pham
Communications Co-ordinator
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5334
catherine.nguyen-pham@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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