In addition to creating and managing habitat for pollinators on land owned and managed by the project partners, during 2020 the Guernsey project partners aim to:
- Launch a “Pesticide Amnesty”:
- To encourage 100 islanders to safely return unused pesticides
- To get 50 islanders to commit to giving up the use of pesticides in their gardens and display notice boards
- Build awareness of the importance of biodiversity and alternatives to pesticide use
- Promote the use of Longue Hougue and the new Household Waste and Recycling Centre recycling centre (HWRC)
- Encourage recycling and safe disposal of pesticides rather than disposal that could lead to contamination of water sources
- We are delighted to be bringing wildlife presenter Nick Baker to Guernsey in May. He will present a talk entitled “THE TANGLED HEDGE -Finding a new kind of aesthetic or learning to be a little less ‘tidy’” at St. James on May 21st. More details to follow.
- He will also be hosting the Guernsey Bioblitz on May 22nd.
- Run a Bumblebee Identification Workshop and encourage the general public to record their bumblebee sightings via our new app for smart phones and tablets called “Bumblr”. This will allow us to build a picture of the population and distribution of our bees.
Guernsey Project Partners and Sponsors:
- Guernsey Climate Action Network
- La Societe Guernesiaise
- Norman Piette
- The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society