Photos courtesy of  Dave Cronin

SUPPORT PESTICIDE POLICY THAT PROTECTS POLLINATORS

CT ACTION ALERT: Please call or email your legislators TODAY and ask them to support a bill to:

  • Ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Read More...

  • End Pesticide Preemption so that municipalities gain the right to make decisions about pesticide applications in their own towns. Read More...

  • Restrict the use of the harmful class of chemicals known as PFAS. Read More...

  • Support a bill to update the CT Container deposit law (aka the bottle bill). Read More...

What is a Pollinator Pathway?

• this project defines a pollinator pathway as a pesticide-free corridor of public and private properties that provide native plant habitat and nutrition for pollinators 

What are pollinators?

 

• insects, birds or other animals that move pollen from one plant to another


• they enable the cross fertilization of plants promoting reproduction and the growth of new plants


• more than 30% of our food grows as a result of the work pollinators do

What is threatening our pollinators?

widespread application of pesticides and other chemicals on lawns and landscaped plantings and in agriculture


• climate changes that lead to lack of larval host plants 


• loss of food and shelter sources as natural environments becoming increasingly fragmented through urbanization and suburbanization

How to Join

 

• include native plants on your property

   and manage invasive species


• avoid using pesticides and herbicides 


• consider leaving some bare ground and dead wood for nesting native bees, leaving some autumn leaves for overwintering eggs and pupae of pollinating insects

• help spread the word by ordering a 6" sign showing your yard is on the Pollinator Pathway--here's how

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Watch this short video to learn more about the 

Pollinator Pathway in New England 

Video created by Mary Clay Fields

Join the Pollinator Pathway

Video Produced And Directed By Liz Milwe

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Pollinator Pathway

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