Pollinator Gardens at CRH Mississauga Plant

Native bee populations have been declining.

Approximately 400 species of bees call Ontario home, accounting for nearly 70% of all pollination activity. Pollinators are responsible for pollinating over 30% of our food supply.

In an effort to help protect local biodiversity, CRH Canada’s Mississauga Cement Plant has converted two previously grassy areas as well as the main gardens into pollinator friendly gardens. With the help of Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC) Greening Corporate Grounds program, hundreds of native herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees have been planted in the pollinator gardens.

“The pollinator gardens are an exciting biodiversity project for the Mississauga Plant”, explains Breanna Campbell, Environmental Coordinator. “We worked very closely with CVC to transform our existing garden plots and also to build a very large, new pollinator garden on the north side of our office building. Employees helped to plant 49 different species of native trees, shrubs and plants within the three gardens – planting 1,508 plants which we hope will attract bees, butterflies and other local insects.”

The employees of the Mississauga Cement Plant are proud of their efforts to attract and protect local wildlife. Whether attracting insects to the pollinator gardens, providing habitat and food for migrating birds through their Flyway Habitat Project or protecting at risk species such as Peregrine Falcons, biodiversity efforts are alive and well at CRH Mississauga.