About Pollination Guelph

What is Pollination Guelph? 
 
Our Mission


Pollination Guelph is a group of individuals dedicated to the conservation and development of pollinator habitat for current and future generations. We promote awareness and understanding of the role of pollinators in achieving local and global environmental sustainability goals and showcase pollinator projects that are a model for citizens and communities throughout Canada and internationally.

 

We are a charitable, federally incorporated non-profit organization. A volunteer Board of Directors guides our activities and manages the organization. We have no paid staff and rely on the work of  volunteers to achive our goals.

 

Our Vision

 

Guelph is a world model for the promotion and protection of pollinators and their habitat – leading the way in environmental sustainability.  

 

 

 

Pollination Guelph Workshop

Pollination Guelph Workshop

Ground-nesting bee

Ground-nesting bee

Pollination Guelph Symposium

Pollination Guelph Symposium

Pollinator-friendly Plants

Pollinator-friendly Plants

Pollination Guelph Display

Pollination Guelph Display

Monarch Caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillar

Sitting on a milkweed leaf

Pollination Guelph Display

Pollination Guelph Display

Andrena mining bee

Andrena mining bee

Some bees are only found on certain flowers at certain times of years, such as this Andrena mining bee on spring-beauty (Claytonia).

Bumble bee on flower

Bumble bee on flower

Looking at Monarch Chrysallis

Looking at Monarch Chrysallis

Bumblebee on Coneflower

Bumblebee on Coneflower

Monarch on coneflower

Monarch on coneflower

Pollinator-friendly Boulevard

Pollinator-friendly Boulevard

Hover fly on Button Bush

Hover fly on Button Bush

Eastview Landfill Planting

Eastview Landfill Planting

Pollinator-friendly Plantings

Pollinator-friendly Plantings

Pollinator-friendly Plantings

Pollinator-friendly Plantings

Strategic Goals & Objectives

EDUCATION: To raise public awareness of the importance of pollination. 

 

  • Develop and regularly provide educational programs to targeted groups such as tourists, community groups, schools and municipalities. 

  • Create informative literature that can be widely distributed. 

  • Build a website with information, images and outside links relating to pollination. 

  • Ensure the use of the Eastview pollinator park as a community educational tool. 


RESEARCH: To foster the study of pollination interactions within habitats. 

 

  • Monitor the successful development of the Eastview pollinator park. 

  • Promote the use of the Eastview pollinator park as a research tool. 

  • Encourage research into ways of increasing and understanding pollinators and their habitats. 


COMMUNITY: To engage the community through pollination related activities. 

 

  • Host and participate in annual community events. 

  • Identify opportunities to formally recognize the achievements by community members in support of pollinator protection. 


ADVOCACY: To advocate for policies and practices that reflect the importance of pollination. 

 

  • Provide input on policies, at all levels of government, to protect pollinators and their habitats. 

  • Encourage stewardship of pollinator habitats by landowners. 

  • Promote the City of Guelph as a role model to other communities for protection of pollinator habitat. 

  • Encourage the funding of programs that protect or enhance pollinators and their habitats. 


CONSERVATION: To increase the area of naturalized landscapes and the use of native plants and local seed on public and private land. 

 

  • Encourage the development of pollinator-friendly areas throughout Guelph. 

  • Promote the development of strategic linkages between natural areas to benefit pollinators and other wildlife. 

  • Recommend the use of locally-sourced native seeds or plants throughout the community. 

© 2020 by Pollination Guelph. Website design by Creative Type.

Website made possible by a grant from the HIVA Foundation.

 

Pollination Guelph, 18 Karen Ave, Guelph, ON  N1G 2N9

Charitable Number: 85375 3259 RR 0001

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