About the WPP-PPS network

The WPP-PPS network brings together people who are interested in wild pollinators, concerned about their resilience and survival, and motivated to help.

We seek to raise awareness, share information and resources, offer learning opportunites and events, support pollinator habitat protection & creation, and encourage appropriate, responsible action.

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"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee..."- Emily Dickinson -

Upcoming Activities

WPP garden tours: Attracting pollinators to a shady yard

May 25th, 2024

The gardener and the garden: Kristina Rudnitski has drawn on a science background (a BSc in environment and an MSc in soil and water chemistry) and 30 years of ...

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Pollinator-friendly container gardens

June 8th, 2024

Blooming Boulevards presents a free webinar Native container gardening is a new frontier – beautiful & beneficial! Have you run out of room to plant in your ...

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Pollinator Appreciation Day

June 8th, 2024

In 2019, then mayor, Jim Watson, declared June 7 Pollinator Appreciation Day. Then COVID happened and we weren’t paying much attention to pollinators. That ...

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Eco West Enders Native Pollinator Plant Sale

June 16th, 2024

Support pollinators and fill your garden with native plants from Eco West Enders. These pollinator-nourishing wildflower seedlings will revitalize your home in a ...

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Latest News

Residential gardening in the City of Ottawa’s right of way

Written on: April 4th, 2024

by Lynne Patenaude, with input from WPP members and City staff PRINTABLE BROCHURE (PDF) created by Lesley Mather of @jeledesign You can now plant right up to the ...

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The Bee Spot

Written on: January 16th, 2024

by Sharon Boddy The Bee Spot opened in June 2023. Located in an Ottawa park, this 2-m2 demonstration garden includes about 50 plants, all native wildflower species. ...

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Riverview Park Pollinator Garden

Written on: December 17th, 2023

by Lynne Patenaude The Friends of Riverview Park Green Spaces and a group of volunteers planted over 370 seedlings of 25+ species of sun-loving, mostly native, ...

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Roadside pollinator habitat – Sugar Bush Road

Written on: December 16th, 2023

based on notes by Scott Sigurdson In May 2019, Scott Sigurdson and his neighbours on Sugar Bush Road near Pakenham, Ontario, set out to restore pollinator habit ...

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