Date: March 3rd, 2019
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Our network is expanding, and our “quick survey” showed us that common themes and challenges are emerging. Let’s get together to solve some problems, share some resources, and decide what to do to increase pollinator habitat in 2019.

How to get to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden


1-1:10 Welcome and introduction to WPP-PPS

  • how and why it started
  • who we are
  • what it is, how it is evolving
  • highlights of the first year
1:10-1:45 Introductions 
Roundtable, in which participants briefly introduce themselves (who they are, their interests/activities relating to pollinators, what drew them to WPP-PPS)
1:45-2:30 Updates from certain network members

  • Roadside habitat
  • What Ottawa is doing to protect pollinators
  • Current local pollinator research
  • Work on controlling agricultural chemicals
  • Monarch Teacher Network activities
2:30-2:45 Break
Opportunity to get refreshments, walk around, talk, read info on easels and add your name to issues of interest
2:50-3:45 Focused discussions
Briefly introduce activity and themes – 3 or 4 tables, depending on attendance. Opportunity to change tables part way through this session, depending on numbers.

  • Roadside planting (and planting in other difficult conditions)
  • Pollinator gardens in schools and faith communities (and other public places)
  • Communications – within the network and convincing others to help pollinators
3:45-4:00 Plenary and wrap-up

  • Representative from each table briefly summarizes discussion, highlights
  • Next steps, goals for 2019 and beyond
  • Complete evaluation before leaving