Community Projects

Besides our effort at tracking pollinator habitat through our Pollinator Paradise Map, and our iNaturalist Mid Vancouver Island Pollinator project pollinator census project, we want to showcase all the other work being done for pollinators in our region. There are many important community and stakeholder-based projects that aim to improve pollinator habitat. This page is meant to showcase these projects and keep people updated on planned work, project successes and/ or research findings!

Is your group currently working on a project, or have you recently completed a project? Please let us know about it, so we can showcase your hard work! Email stewardship@nalt.bc.ca

Bowen Park Meadow Project

This project is spearheaded by NALT and supported by the City of Nanaimo, as we work to restore a meadow nearby the lower picnic site in this much-loved municipal park. This project is being carried out by a small team of dedicated volunteers. Keep an eye out for our signage at the project site!

The objective is to restore this Garry Oak meadow’s diversity and abundance of native flowers. A few mistimed runs with the mower in 2020 have reduced native flowers and increased non-native species in this meadow. Our project will document native species present, do a simple study to track species frequency along three transects, and follow each flowers seasonal changes from budding, to blooming and setting seed.

We are looking forward to sharing our findings as the seasons progress, and coming up with a restoration plan with local Garry Oak meadow expert Kristen Miskelly.