Welcome to the Hyde Park Pollinator Pathway! We are a part of the larger undertaking to create a corridor of adjacent properties, private and public, that provide safe habitat for wildlife.
Our goal is to have Hyde Park represented on the pollinator pathway map, listing the private, commercial and municipal spaces dedicated to hosting native plants and maintaining sustainable, healthy habitats for birds, bees, butterflies, other pollinating insects and wildlife. The Hyde Park Pollinator Pathway connects to bordering towns participating in the Pathway project: Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, and Clinton. Hyde Park’s western Hudson River border creates a potential source of connectivity to neighboring pathways in Ulster county, as well!
Hyde Park encourages community members to get involved with the local groups working to fulfill initiatives towards improving pollinator habitat and quality of air, water and soil. We hope that you will join the effort!
The Hyde Park Visual Environmental Committee manages several hands-on projects throughout Hyde Park every year. The projects provide both aesthetic and environmental benefits to the community: maintenance of perennial roadside pocket gardens; preservation, protection, and maintenance of historic stone walls; restoration to green spaces and tree plantings. Hyde Park Garden Habitat is a gardening group led by stewards of the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife program. Hyde Park Garden Habitat has more than forty properties certified by the National Wildlife Federation including backyard gardens, business gardens/container gardens, churches, parks, public spaces and a schoolyard habitat garden. Hyde Park Garden Habitat received the Town Supervisor’s Monarch Pledge, which commits to creating habitat for the monarch butterfly and pollinators. The Hyde Park Conservation Advisory Council advises and provides support to the town of Hyde Park on environmental issues such as land use, energy, climate change and sustainability. Volunteers supervise various initiatives for healthy environmental practices: a community solar program, stream bank protection and stabilization, and reforestation efforts.
Hyde Park Community Garden
Grounds of St. James Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Formal garden at Vanderbilt Estate
119 Vanderbilt Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
North Park Elementary School Certified Schoolyard Habitat
1593 Route 9G, Hyde Park