Pilot project: New Targeted Management Area
The City of Pointe-Claire would like to inform its residents that a natural garden pilot project will be launched this summer. This first experiment will be conducted on part of the green space bordering Drake Avenue at the corner of Saint-Jean Boulevard, on the City’s land near the new police station (PDQ5).
This project will make it possible to promote targeted management, which involves reducing interventions in certain green spaces1. To do this, the grass will not be mowed in an area reserved for this purpose. A mixture of native plants will be planted to promote greater biodiversity. This will include mixtures of melliferous plants. These species attract pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies.
The are many benefits to targeted management. Here are some of these benefits:
- Protect biodiversity by attracting pollinating insects and creating habitats for wildlife.
- Reduce ambient temperatures.
- Diversify and energize the landscape.
- Limit artificialization and the use of pesticides by promoting the natural expression of flora.
- Control certain harmful species, such as ragweed.
- Help decrease greenhouse gases.
This pilot project will allow us to assess how this type of management can be applied to other green spaces and parks in the city in the future. This project is part of the City’s desire to adopt best practices that are more ecological and promote biodiversity.
1. Espace pour la vie https://espacepourlavie.ca/en/targeted-management-spaces