Work on Battle of Beaverdams Park is in its final stages, and now the city has installed a pollinator garden in the park, in honour of late Thorold resident Mickey DiFruscio.
DiFruscio was a member of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) and he dedicated his life to environmental conservation work. DiFruscio was also heavily involved in local conservation efforts concerning the Lake Gibson Corridor.
The pollinator garden is meant to attract monarch butterflies which DiFruscio loved, as he often used to say: “Long live the monarch butterfly.”
The garden is an initiative of Sassafras Farms owner Chris DiRaddo, who has partnered with the NPCA to help fund the garden and its educational signs. Beaverdams Park was chosen as the location by Mickey’s wife, Elizabeth DiFruscio.
On Wednesday, grade two and grade three students from Prince of Wales School came and helped plant the garden which is now already in bloom.
With the realization of the pollinator garden, one thing is for certain: the park is already looking beautiful.