NEW Kosciuszko Park Pollinator Garden Campaign!

Katie Haas

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Hello and Happy Spring!


Pollinator Pathway Stamford (PPS) is excited to announce our proposed plans to revitalize and install two pollinator gardens in Stamford's Kosciuszko Park. It takes a community to make this happen and we thank you for any contribution you can make to bring this project to life! Your donation will be doubled by a grant from Sustainable CT, but we need to hit our $3,000 goal first. Check out the link below for more information on the project and ways to give.  


https://www.patronicity.com/project/kosciuszko_park_pollinator_garden_project#!/


In 2012 Superstorm Sandy destroyed a good portion of the southern tip of Kosciuszko Park which is located outside the hurricane barrier in the South End of Stamford. The walking path had to be restored and protective rip-rap (stone supports) installed where once there were native shrubs and a perennial rock garden.  On top of the damage, the disturbed soils were the perfect vectors for invasive plant species to take hold.


Now, PPS has an amazing opportunity to work with the City of Stamford to remove the invasive species and re-establish the perennial rock garden with native, pollinator friendly plantings. PPS will also refurbish the plantings around an existing monument with native plants and install pollinator signage. The City will help PPS remove and maintain the invasive species growing in the rip-rap along the walking path. The restoration for the southern most gardens will complement an ongoing project to rehabilitate the 2.5 acre meadow at Kosciuszko Park. These plantings will mitigate against extreme weather by reducing erosion and filtering pollution run-off from flowing into the Long Island Sound.


Thank you for bee-ing a part of this project!

-  Pollinator Pathway Stamford