Planting Event at Dufferin Aggregates’ Paris Pit!

Dufferin Aggregates recently hosted the U13 boys and U16 girls Paris Soccer Club at their Paris Pit for a planting event.

The two teams planted 225 common milkweed plants as part of an initiative to create a habitat for Monarch butterflies, which is a species at risk. The common milkweed is the only plant that Monarch caterpillars eat, so planting milkweed is an essential role in supporting the life cycle of this species at risk. This milkweed patch has been added to larger biodiverse area at the Paris Pit which includes grassland and wildflower/pollinator plants and is home to other species at risk including Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) and Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica).

Join us in congratulating the Dufferin Aggregates team for hosting an amazing, educational event for the Paris Soccer Club!