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Why We Need to Support Beneficial Insects in Our Communities & How You Can

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The Laurel Packinghouse

1304 Ellis Street

Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z9

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Join Lesley Douglas (General Manager of Environment and Parks for the City of Port Moody) and Dr. Elizabeth Elle (The Pollination Ecology Lab at Simon Fraser University) along with Liesl Jauk (Manager in the Culture and Heritage Community Services Division of the City of Richmond), Nan Capogna (Curator Richmond Art Gallery) and Dr. Cameron Cartiere (Emily Carr University of Art + Design) for a talk and round table to discuss pollinator strategy development, the value of bees and pollinator plants in ALR lands and urban spaces, and collaborating with community on sustainability issues in general.


Who

This event is for municipal, regional district, and First Nations staff from the Southern Interior. Please contact Nancy Holmes (nancy.holmes@ubc.ca) to request an access code in order to register for this event.


What

Presentations from Douglas and Elle, coffee break, round table discussion with Jauk, Capogna, and Cartiere to discuss, brainstorm, plan how your municipality can support pollinators.


Why You Should Come

The goal is to help local governments and policy-makers develop innovative tools and resources to conserve and enhance habitats for beneficial insects in one of Canada’s most diverse food-producing regions and most endangered ecosystems. In the agricultural and mixed urban-rural landscapes that dominate our region, crucial ecosystem services such as crop pollination and pest control depend upon the diversity of our insect species. However, land development and agricultural practices are unnecessarily destroying and degrading insect habitats and resources. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ 2016 report warns that increasing numbers of insect species that promote the growth of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of food each year face serious threats, even extinction. The southern interior can and should become a leader in developing strategic land use to support pollinator diversity.


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Border Free Bees, a research project that links science and communities through art and community engagement. This workshop is one of several events during the Border Free Bees Symposium taking place October 12 – 14th 2018 in Kelowna BC.

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Nancy Holmes
nancy.holmes@ubc.ca
250-807-9369

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The Laurel Packinghouse

1304 Ellis Street

Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z9

Canada

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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