Greenwich Pollinator Pathway

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Art helps us explore who we are and what we want, proving that there is more than one way to cultivate a pollinator pathway. Watercolor by Aleksandra Moch.

Greenwich Cub Scouts  Success
in the Hotel Business

October 2021 - Cub Scout Pack 20 partnered with Greenwich Pollinator Pathway to build a new luxury hotel for a special V.I.P. clientele. The hotel was erected at the North Street pollinator garden adjacent to the North Street School and included luxury suites for some of our most hardworking local residents – bees, spiders and beneficial insects.

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Post Road Pollinator Pathway Mural

The installation of the mural project has been overwhelmingly approved by the Town RTM.

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The mural will beautify the 100-foot-long wall at the bus stop across from the GHS football stadium and highlight the importance of pollinator habitat within our community. 

The mural project was approved by the Town of Greenwich RTM on September 27 in a 121-68 vote. Nearly 40 speakers signed up to speak in support of the mural and 500 signatures of a petition in support of the project were delivered to the First Selectman. A broad coalition in favor of the mural was represented including the Board of Selectman, the Town Sustainability Committee, the Greenwich Botanical Center, the Town Community Gardens, as well, as a large number of high school students.

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The project is now awaiting appropriation of the funds raised at the October 18 BET meeting. Depending on the availability of the muralist and the weather the mural will be installed at the soonest opportunity.

 

Plants for the demonstration garden are being ordered and planting is planned for this fall and a spring bloom. The panels to be hung in the bus shelter to educate passersby will likely be installed in the spring and a celebration of pollinators and the Town's commitment to their welfare is targeted for Earth Day 2022.

Greenwich Proclaimed Pollinator Friendly Community

April 2021 - The Conservation Commission, which oversees the Pollinator Pathway program was pleased to announce that the Board of Selectman adopted a resolution proclaiming Greenwich a Pollinator Friendly Community.

The endorsement coincided with the Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd. 

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    Tips to Pollinize

  • Reduce or eliminate turf

  • Avoid landscape chemicals

  • Focus on diversity of plantings

  • Remove invasives by pulling or crowding out with natives

  • Seek out ecotype seeds/plants

  • Wait to trim perennials until spring

  • Allow insects to forage

  • Enjoy the riot

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Goals, Projects & Maps

Our goal is to create a corridor of contiguous pollinator-friendly properties, which connect existing open spaces, parks, stream corridors, forests, private gardens and natural fields. 

Basic Criteria for Creation of a Pollinator Pathway:

  • Connects large natural areas.

  • Addresses ecological and physical needs of the site.

  • Ensures proper plant density to suppress invasive species growth.

  • Uses predominantly native, hardy/drought-tolerant plants that meet pollinator requirements.

  • Maintains the areas pesticide/herbicide-free and uses predominantly organic soil amendments. 
     

To have your garden certified and placed on the map please contact us @ amock@greenwichct.org

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