Barrie is ‘BEEing’ all it can be

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Welcome to Barrie, the 30th community in Canada to be designated a Bee City. The honour was marked with a dedication ceremony on Wednesday.
The designation is awarded to cities, towns, municipalities, schools, campuses, businesses and organizations that publicly declare to protect pollinators and their habitat though coordinated and collaborative actions that align with the Bee City program.
Barrie has worked with residents and community partners to enhance naturalization and pollinator opportunities for the last 20 years. City efforts toward Bee City designation include:
• implementation of a Pesticide Reduction Policy in 2003
• council adoption of a Naturalization Policy for all city lands in 2007
• creation of a pollinator healthy community by various efforts, including pollinator gardens and a bee hotel, naturalized areas and a monarch butterfly program that is also beneficial to the bee population
• working with community organizations for further education, training, partnership and event opportunities.
The Bee City designation supports the City’s strategic goals of building a greener Barrie and inspiring community participation. For more information, visit