Starting today, the City of Mississauga is waiving all permit fees associated with residents who want to plant pollinator flowers and plants on their boulevards. The City believes in supporting residents who want to plant pollinator flowers and plants to help support the bee and pollinator insect population.
Mississauga has many pollinator projects that support pollinator habitats, including the One Million Trees program, 13 pollinator and community gardens, building and installing bee hotels/houses as well as a honeybee hive on the roof of City Hall.
In addition, the City is expanding planting pollinator-friendly plants in pollinator gardens and existing flower beds, planting native trees and shrubs through the One Million Trees program and will work with residents to install solitary bee houses to support native pollinators.
Through the educational component of the One Million Trees program, pollinator-centred material will be enhanced to educate residents about the importance of pollinators and what they can do to enhance pollinator habitats in their own backyards.
For more information, visit Mississauga.ca.