Oshawa’s Gulfstream Park buzzing with new pollinator garden

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Published October 14, 2022 at 9:43 am

Oshawa’s Gulfstream Park will soon be buzzing with birds, bees and butterflies thanks to a partnership between St. Anne Catholic School students and parks staff.

St. Anne students joined City of Oshawa Parks staff to help plant the Gulfstream Park Pollinator Garden on Bridle Road, Oshawa’s newest pollinator garden. The garden was made was made possible with a $6,807 grant from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada.

The Gulfstream Park Pollinator Garden is Oshawa’s sixth pollinator garden and features native plantings designed to attract pollinators (such as those birds, bees and butterflies) that help flowering plants develop seeds or fruit. This process is vital to maintaining the earth’s ecosystem and food supply.

In turn, St. Anne students will have the opportunity to study the impact of pollinator gardens first-hand by regularly visiting and gardening in the Gulfstream Park Pollinator Garden, located just north of the elementary school.

This project reflects the City of Oshawa’s continued commitment as a designated Bee City by raising awareness about pollinators and their habitats.

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