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Clearwater Rotary plans a pollinator highway for bees, butterflies

Pollinator highway concept by Clearwater Rotary to connect B.C. with Washington State
Hazel Wadlegger of Clearwater Rotary assists in the planting of pollinator-friendly plants to attract bees and butterflies on May 23. The goal is to create a ‘highway’ network from B.C.’s interior to Washington State. (Photo by: Clearwater Rotary Club)

On May 23, Jean Nelson and Hazel Wadlegger — members of the Clearwater Rotary Club — planted some flowers in a pollinator garden across from the Wells Gray Hotel off Highway 5.

The goal of the Clearwater Rotary district is to establish a Pollinator Highway, which would extend from Clearwater in the north down through the Okanagan and into the state of Washington.

The Rotary Club was permitted by the District of Clearwater to add some pollinator plants to one of the district’s already-established flower beds.

The hope is to attract bees and butterflies and make them happy, and also to expand the project into the next year.

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