Adopt-A-Pollinator Hotel

Pollinator Hotel Where Bees and Butterflies Can InhabitDo you have a green thumb, or are you interested in the health of our gardens, food systems and parks? The City is home to a diverse range of pollinators, like bees and butterflies, and this program recognizes the importance of pollinator conservation. This program is perfect for gardeners, families, and businesses or groups interested in conservation.

Pollinator Hotels

Pollinator Hotels are structures that provide our hardworking pollinators with a safe and clean place to seek refuge in our parks. This program helps keep pollinators in our green spaces, and helps bring community closer to nature. 

You are responsible for donating your time to help maintain the Pollinator Hotels. We provide any supplies for picking up litter.

Duties

There are lots of ways to get involved and you can customize your volunteer responsibilities based on your experience.

Hotel Stewards

Responsibilities of Hotel Stewards include:

  • Inform park users on the importance of pollinator refuges
  • Keep hotel clean from any litter and debris 
  • Monitor Pollinator Hotel – weekly in Spring and Summer, monthly in the Fall and Winter
  • Promote the protection of our local pollinators to interested park users
  • Provide regular Pollinator Hotel activity logs after visits
  • Report on any hotel vandalism 
  • Routinely check pollinator watering container and fill when needed

Bee Keeping Stewards

Responsibilities of Hotel Stewards include:

  • Clean hotel from any litter and debris 
  • Monitor Pollinator Hotel – weekly in Spring and Summer, monthly in the Fall and Winter
  • Promote the protection of our local pollinators to interested park users
  • Provide regular Pollinator Hotel activity logs after visits
  • Provide seasonal maintenance activities outlined in additional training session
  • Report on any hotel vandalism
  • Routinely check pollinator watering container and fill when needed
  • Undergo an additional training session with the program leader onsite

Recognition

Volunteers who adopt a Pollinator Hotel perform duties for a period of one year or longer and are formally recognized for their contributions by an adoption plaque!

Locations of Hotels

Pollinator Hotels will be located at various parks throughout the city. If you are interested in having a pollinator hotel to look after at a park near you, contact us!

Forms & Waivers

The following forms must be completed by volunteer during orientation of the Pollinator Hotel Stewardship Program:

First Aid Form

The First Aid form (PDF) must be filled out in the event of an injury.

Activity Logs

The following form must be completed after each trail visit:

Contact Us

Interested? Email our program leader to find out more about and to attend an orientation session. An interview, orientation, and information package is provided at the session.