Kent’s Plan Bee virtual summit 2021

Making life more straightforward for pollinators will be a key focus of this year’s Plan Bee summit, which will be held virtually for the second year.

Pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and wasps and are key to ensuring successful seed and fruit growth for plants, thereby ensuring our environment is secured for the future.

The virtual Plan Bee summit will be held tomorrow

Kent County Council will bring together stakeholders, including speakers from Network Rail, Kent Wildlife Trust, National Highways, the Environment Agency, Buglife and Butterfly Conservation, on Tuesday [23rd November] for the annual event.

This year experts will examine how the design, management and use of roads, rivers, railways and footpaths, known as linear features, can better support our buzzing friends to do their crucial work as efficiently as possible.

Chairman of Kent County Council’s Environment & Transport Cabinet Committee, Seán Holden, convened the event.

Although the colder months are closing in, there is still plenty that Kent residents can do to prepare their gardens and open spaces for the warmer season ahead.

Maureen Rainey of the Kent Wildlife Trust is a regular contributor to Plan Bee’s work. She will be leading a talk on ‘pint-sized pathways’ and how these, installed correctly in residents’ gardens, can encourage species to thrive before your very eyes.

Visit https://www.kent.gov.uk/environment-waste-and-planning/nature-and-biodiversity/pollinators/kents-plan-bee-pollinator-action-plan to learn more or search for Kent’s Plan Bee on Facebook.

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Contact Ellis Stephenson – ellis.stephenson@kent.gov.uk – in the KCC press office for more information and for a link to join the event.

If members of the media wish to express an interest in a feature on linear pathways or pint-sized pathways after the summit, then please contact Ellis Stephenson on the above email address to arrange bespoke interviews.

 

Kent’s Plan Bee virtual summit 2021 was last modified: November 22nd, 2021 by Ellis Stephenson