The goal of the Butterflyway Project is to provide food and shelter for butterflies, bee and other beneficial bugs by establishing a network of wildflower patches, big and small, through neighbourhoods across Canada, starting in five cities in 2017.

The project begins in Toronto, Markham, Richmond, Victoria and Montreal in 2017. In each city we are recruiting a team of community volunteers, called the Butterflyway Rangers. These local Rangers will be trained by the David Suzuki Foundation in March and sent back to their neighbourhoods with a mission to plant native wildflowers and shrubs in yards, schools, streets and parks.

By becoming a Butterflyway Ranger, you will be part of the David Suzuki Foundation national initiative to create new butterfly-friendly pollinator habitat in:

  • 20,000 home gardens through planting of seeds and plants.
  • 1,000 neighbourhood institutions like parks, schools, business, agencies and faith centres.
  • 15 municipalities across Canada and three linear infrastructure corridors.

Once a troop of Rangers plants at least a dozen pollinator patches in their neighbourhood, they will formally be recognized by the David Suzuki Foundation as an official Butterflyway, through signage and inclusion in our national Butterflyway Project map.



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