Welcome to the Fairfield Pollinator Pathway

 

Fairfield is proud to be part of the Pollinator Pathway.  Below are the local groups that are available to help you with your efforts.  Please see what they are doing related to the Pollinator Pathway / contact them directly for more information.

 

In order to officially be part of Fairfield’s Pollinator Pathway you must take the pledge.  If you are interested you may purchase a sign to display that you are on the Pollinator Pathway at CT Audubon Society Center at Fairfield at 2325 Burr Street or Birdcraft Museum at 314 Unquowa Road for $5 each.  Also, if you are interested someone from one of our local groups listed below can come to your garden to advise you, please let us know when you fill out the pledge.

 

For more information contact the Forestry Committee at forestry@fairfieldct.org or (203) 701-8342.

If you have an event you think others interested in the Pollinator Pathway would like to know about, please tell us using this form.  Thank you.

Fairfield Groups working to help you get on the Pollinator Pathway

Aspetuck Land Trust

Aspetuck Land Trust’s vision is to create a healthier community that better connects and engages our communities and safeguards our land, wildlife and water resources for generations to come.  We will achieve our vision by creating a 40,000-acre Green Corridor that will extend through Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Easton, Wilton and Redding. The Green Corridor will protect, connect and improve the ecological health of our region for all people and wildlife. The Green Corridor is a massive connected landscape that encompasses more than 4 pollinator pathways in the region, encouraging the planting of natives, rethinking lawn, and reducing pesticide use.

 

Connecticut Audubon Society

The Connecticut Audubon Society conserves Connecticut’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state’s bird populations and habitats. Founded in 1898, the Connecticut Audubon Society operates nature facilities in Fairfield, Milford, Glastonbury, Pomfret, Hampton, and Sherman, a center in Old Lyme, an EcoTravel office in Essex, and it manages 20 wildlife sanctuaries encompassing almost 3,300 acres of open space in Connecticut. Connecticut Audubon has been installing demonstration pollinator gardens and meadows across the state. Pollinator Pathways are essential for bees, butterflies, and migratory birds.

 

Fairfield Forestry Committee

The Fairfield Forestry Committee promotes stewardship of town-owned trees and assists the town Tree Warden with implementing the town’s Community Forest Management Plan. The committee promotes awareness and appreciation for the environmental, economic, and cultural value of trees in Fairfield.  Native plants, including many trees, are important host plants for pollinators.  The pollinator pathway helps to promote an appreciation of trees and other native plants and to encourage biodiversity and a healthy ecosystem.

 

Mill River Wetland Committee

Our motto is EDUCATE, ADVOCATE and ENGAGE. MRWC aims to educate the entire community about the precious natural resources we all share.  In addition to being active in the community, we teach 3,300+ students and 600+ adult guides annually about the vital importance of watersheds.  MRWC advocates to promote conservation and sustainable development.  The pollinator pathway is a wonderful way to engage Fairfielders in the role they can play in being good stewards of their land.

 

For more information contact the Forestry Committee at forestry@fairfieldct.org or (203) 701-8342.