Border Free Bees + City of Richmond Receive BCRPA Award of Excellence

Cartiere Bcrpa Award Of Excellence

By Roxanne Toronto

Posted on June 06, 2018 | Updated August 06, 2019, 9:07AM

Dr. Cameron Cartiere and the City of Richmond received the award for the Bridgeport Industrial Park Pollinator Pasture.

The Border Free Bees team and the City of Richmond have jointly received the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association Award for Excellence for the Bridgeport Industrial Park Pollinator Pasture.

Border Free Bees is a long-term public art initiative headed by Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Associate Professor, ECU Faculty of Culture + Community and Nancy Holmes, Associate Professor, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, in collaboration with numerous strategic partners

The pollinator pasture is part of the Bath Slough Revitalization Initiative and has received numerous accolades since its inception. The pasture benefits a multitude of essential pollinators, including native bees and butterflies, and strengthens ecological links between Bridgeport Industrial Park and Bath Slough.

Border Free Bees has received the City of Richmond's Artistic Innovation Award, the 2017 The Pollinator Advocate Award and was recently chosen by the City of Victoria's Participatory Budgeting Project for The Urban Alive Pop-Up Native Bee Apiary, their sixth public pasture project.

Congratulations to all!