In cooperation with the Canadian Wildlife Federation and others, Hydro Ottawa has created huge pollinator meadows at Morgan’s Grant and off McCarthy Road. Now it’s planning a 19-hectare meadow at the site of its new transformer station in the south end.
“It may seem like an unlikely union, but utilities are ideally suited to restore these environments thanks to the number of utility corridors and properties in their service territories, not to mention the kilometres of power lines and right of ways along roadsides. Moreover, vegetation management along utility corridors is compatible with the type of vegetation necessary to support pollinators.”
MORE: Podcast interview with Tracey Etwell (Canadian Wildlife Federation) and Meaghan McDonald (Rideau Valley Conservation Authority) on April 26th. Visit hydroottawa.com/podcast to tune in after its release.