Eleven new Pollinator Cafés installed in Lethbridge

Lethbridge’s Pollinator Café project has now expanded with new planters located throughout our city.

Students from the University of Lethbridge’s Dhillon School of Business and Environment Lethbridge are partnering for the project.

Kathleen Sheppard, the executive director of the non-profit group explained why these pollinator cafés are so vital for our region.

“Pollinators are important for all of us, both for our ecosystems but also for food. And so we looked at this project as a way to kind of extend it a little bit beyond the downtown and create some new locations. So we installed 11 new pollinator cafés at some locations in the Warehouse District. And the students were engaged kind of from the beginning of the project, doing all the planning and then helping out with the planting as well. So it was a great partnership.”

The large self-watering planters were first installed in 2022 in our city’s downtown core.

It was a collaboration between the City of Lethbridge Parks department and the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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