Organization: Hydro Ottawa, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, and Canadian Wildlife Federation
Timeline for Completion: Started 2019 Ongoing
Across North America, populations of Monarch butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are in steep decline due to herbicides, pesticides, climate change and a reduction in natural pollinator habitats.
It may seem like an unlikely union, but utilities are ideally suited to restore these environments thanks to the number of utility corridors and properties in their service territories, not to mention the kilometres of power lines and right of ways along roadsides. Moreover, vegetation management along utility corridors is compatible with the type of vegetation necessary to support pollinators
Project entered on: April 20, 2021 at 11:40 am