Bruce Power is our major sponsor. One of this organization’s stated values is “Endeavour to support community charitable initiatives through corporate and individual contributions”. Not only has Bruce Power supported our community Butterfly Gardens financially but staff has also been available to assist with planting.
This Project began with seed money from this wonderful organization. Their Mission statement “Naturally Connected” along with one of their goals “To further the public’s awareness and understanding of the biological, historical and geological resources of MacGregor Point Provincial Park” … and area is exemplified by their commitment to this garden project. They have planted a butterfly garden beside the Visitors’ Centre as a memorial to Mary Rapati.
Southampton Rotary Club “Service Above Self”
This Rotary Club believes in making a difference in our community. They have been supportive since the beginning of this project. We have appreciated their help both financially and during the planting stage where several members assisted with planting our various pod gardens. They continue to help with maintenance.
Bruce County Museum has been a true partner with us. Chris Irvine designed our logo along with business and thank you cards. In turn we have assisted the museum with additions to their butterfly gardens and have registered their gardens as a Monarch Watch Waystation. We encourage you to visit this unique facility.
This town and its staff has been supportive from the beginning of the butterfly gardens concept. They have sponsored information sessions, and are assisting by watering the main gardens along Captain Spence Trail.
One of this foundation’s goals is “Support and advance conservation and the environment through funding of conservation and environmental facilities and research”. Their funding will assist us as we proceed with this project.
The Toronto Entomologists’ Association (TEA ) joined in partnership by providing BGOSS with a dedicated page on their web site. T.E.A. is a non-profit educational and scientific organization formed to promote interest in insects, to encourage co-operation among amateur and professional entomologists, to educate and inform non-entomologists about insects, entomology and related fields, to aid in the preservation of insects and their habitats and to issue publications in support of these objectives.
The Saugeen Rail Trail is a year round multi use trail system for biking, walking, snowshoeing and cross county skiing. Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores maintains 3 pods along the rail trail corridor.