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Collingwood will be third in Canada to implement pollinator plan

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Feb 22nd, 2024
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‘It’s a good example of how a small group of committed residents can achieve anything,’ mayor says of volunteer group Pollinate Collingwood

by Jessica Owen, Barrie Today, February 7, 2024

Collingwood is closing in on finalizing its pollinator protection plan and, once approved, it would make the Georgian Bay town the third municipality in Canada with such a plan on the books.

During the Feb. 5 committee of the whole meeting, director of parks, recreation and culture Dean Collver, alongside Jordan Phelps of Pollinator Partnership Canada, presented the draft plan to town councillors for the first time.

“The pollinator protection plan outlines the important role that pollinators have in the production of the food we eat as well as threats causing their population to decline,” wrote Wendy Martin, manager of parks, in her report to councillors.

“The … plan is one step towards mitigating the issue of biodiversity loss in the fight against climate change.”

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