August 3, 2021

Native Plants in Wild Spaces: Restoring Kootenay Lake’s Pollination Corridors

Guests: Ethnoecologist, Brenda Beckwith and Restoration Botanist, Valerie Huff with the Kootenay Native Plant Society

Hosts: Kayla Tillapaugh and Camille LeBlanc

Keywords: Native Plants, Meadow-making, Meadow-scaping, Native Pollinators, Seed Collection, Kootenay Native Plant Society, Flowers, Biodiversity, Connectivity, Pollination, Funding, Non-profit Organizations, Wildflowers, Restoration Ecology,

Topics: Kootenay Native Plant Society and programs offered; Why plants?; Promoting good, effective restoration and conservation; How to start a wildflower meadow on your property; Common plants with special attributes; How communities can support pollination systems and biodiversity; Need for diverse funding streams; Dream restoration projects in the eyes of a botanist; Honourable mentions.

Music: "Solace of the Beating Heart” by Jay Danley featuring Alexander Brown. YouTube:

Additional Resources: Kootenay Native Plant Society website:

Wildflowers for Pollinators: A Citizen-Science Meadowscaping Initiative Video: 

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