Strategic Mowing Pilot Project
The Town of Midland has committed to protecting pollinators under their 2021 designation as a Bee City. A Bee City municipality commits to provide pollinator habitat within the municipalities' boundaries.
As part of this commitment, the Town is starting a pilot project to test the outcomes of No-Mow and Reduced-Mow Zones. These Zones are areas of Town land that will either no longer be mown or will be mown less – or 'strategically'. This is being done to save resources, reduce pollution and create pollinator habitat. As the watershed's leading environmental agency, the Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) will support the Town in this initiative.
Every June, the Town will recognize National Pollinator Week. Stay tuned on how we'll celebrate our pollinator heroes in 2021.
Media Release: Town of Midland joins the Bee City Canada program; No-Mow Zones in low-use park lands will create pollinator habitat, reduce costs and GHGs - March 8, 2021
For more details, contact:
James Turnbull, Operations Supervisor