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Celebrate Pollinator Week June 19 to 25.

June 19, 2023
Media Release
Parks & Recreation

Surrey, B.C. – The City of Surrey is encouraging the community to recognize and celebrate the importance of pollinators during Pollinator Week from June 19 to 25. Pollinators are essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems and the production of food, yet they are declining at an alarming rate due to factors including habitat loss, pesticide exposure, diseases and pests, and climate change.

“We can all do our part to support the health of pollinators and their habitats in our community,” said Neal Aven, Director of Parks. “Consider planting a mix of native pollinator-friendly plants, keeping your garden pesticide-free or adding a shallow dish with water and rocks to your yard to help keep pollinators safely hydrated. You could also find ways to rewild your garden which provides pollinators with more nesting and resting sites.”

The City of Surrey is committed to preserving and enhancing pollinator habitats as part of its biodiversity conservation efforts. The City recently earned certification as a Pollinator Steward by Pollinator Partnership Canada, an organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems through conservation, education and research. The certification was earned through a continued investment in projects that create essential habitat and features to support native pollinators across the city. Examples of sites that contributed to the certification include Edgewood Park, Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park and Orchard Grove Park.

For more information on pollinators and the City’s commitment to biodiversity conservation visit www.surrey.ca/biodiversity.