This Monday ( March 31) two very important topics are being discussed: the proposal for no net loss of green space and a proposal to use park space and staff expertise to create enhanced pollinator habitat.
I'll write more on these topics but I just wanted to let you know that if these issues are dear to your heart you can read the relevant info and sign up to speak at the meetings to show your support for our bees! (The link is here.)
Highlights from Park Board Commissioner Niki Sharma's Pollinator Project Proposal:
Staff be directed to work with the VanDusen Botanical Garden
Association, Environmental Youth Alliance, Hives for Humanity and
other groups to develop a brand for promoting pollinators across the
city in spring 2014.
Staff be directed to begin to test methods in 2014 for enhancing
pollinators in parks such as creating unmowed meadows, planting
flowering trees and shrubs, using more native plants in park planting,
and restoring overwintering habitats.
Staff be directed to work with other City departments to enhance
pollinators in streets and development sites.