Towns on the Pollinator Pathway

If your town doesn't have a page yet, contact the steering committee at info@pollinator-pathway.org, and we can connect you to your town's organizers.

If you don't see your town here and want to get involved, contact us.

Cape Cod

Welcome to Pollinator Pathway Cape Cod, a regional initiative to increase pollinator-friendly habitats and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife across Cape Cod.

Our goal is to create corridors of native trees, shrubs, and flowers that birds, bees, butterflies, and other insects can rely on as they travel throughout Cape Cod. We are working to EDUCATE towns, businesses, organizations, and home gardeners on the importance of creating pollinator friendly landscapes, ENGAGE them in the project, and DEMONSTRATE the beauty of such gardens through highly visible demonstration gardens such as those pictured below.

Arlington

This is a UVM Extension Master Gardener project at Fisher Elementary School in Arlington, VT. Master Gardener educator volunteers assist teachers with classroom lessons in seed starting, transplanting, and harvesting seeds and plants like sunflowers, carrots, and radishes.

Sharon

The Town of Sharon, CT has joined the Pollinator Pathway, an initiative to create corridors of pesticide-free habitat and safe food sources for pollinating insects, birds, and other wildlife. As an initial step, the Sharon Energy and Environment Commission (SEEC) has linked with Sharon Audubon (home to a pollinator garden) and Sharon Land Trust to create pollinator friendly habitat in the town of Sharon, CT. We are now looking for private residents of the town who will committee to eschewing pesticides, controlling invasive plants which are dangerous to pollinators, and planting and conserving native plants that are favorable to pollinators in an effort to expand the Pollinator Pathway in our area. As more residential and (even commercial) properties join this effort, quality habitat is created, allowing pollinators to proliferate. Please befriend these creatures that make life on earth possible and beautiful by becoming a new member of the Sharon Pollinator Pathway.

Hartford

Welcome to the Hartford, Connecticut Pollinator Pathway!

London

Anne Arundel County

The mission of the Anne Arundel County (AACO) Pollinator Pathway, is to Impactfully elevate environmental stewardship of AACO citizens through engagement of households, communities, HOA's, coalitions, local and state government, and unique public-private partnerships.
The goal is to create sustainable landscapes throughout AACO that promote climate resilient projects, deliver actionable outcomes of reduced pollution and restored waterways, and bring nature back into our daily lives by focusing on actions people can take right outside their door.
Maintaining environmentally-sound gardens and yards by using sustainable gardening practices improves water quality, conserves natural resources for future generations, reduces maintenance, and saves you money. While individual efforts may seem small, they all add up to make a big difference in improving the health of our local waterways, the Chesapeake Bay, our personal well-being, and the environment.
Most Maryland residents live within a half-mile of a drainage ditch, storm drain,
stream or river. These local waterways eventually drain into the Chesapeake Bay. The misuse of pesticides and fertilizers, lack of soil management, and poor plant selection can all contribute to the degradation of Maryland’s streams, rivers, and the Bay.
By embracing the change of a few simple landscape practices, together we can keep Maryland communities and pollinators healthy.

Forest Hills

Honestly, my pathway is very much at the beginning. I wrote to the New York City Parks and Recreation for permission to plant in an empty sidewalk bed near my house, and I did over the summer but someone ripped the flowers out. I'm hoping to get something more started again, and it would be really great if I could get others involved in my area.

Burlington

Collinsville-Canton

Collinsville Pollen Trail (Collinsville, CT) is a community planting effort to build an extended native plant garden along a stretch of the former Central New England (CNE) railroad line. Planting for pollinators, planting for biodiversity, planting for birds, bringing wildlife back and creating a welcoming space for residents and visitors is our mission.

The project began several years ago with an impressive invasive plant management effort, headed by Canton resident, Karen Berger, along with Cherry Brook Garden Club and the UConn Extension Master Gardener Program. In March 2019, Eversource's Vegetation Management team supervised the clearing of the trail of trees to ensure electrical service to the area would not be compromised. While it was an abrupt change to the landscape, it created a blank canvas and set the stage for our collective vision.

With cooperation and assistance from Eversource and Canton Department of Public Works, neighbors joined together to research and plan for the first phase of planting which was completed in Fall 2019 with 31 native shrubs. Cherry Brook Garden Club members, local residents and Allen Place property owners planted dozens of perennial bulbs, mulched beds and broadcast thousands of milkweed seeds along the slope leading to the woods.

The objective is to continue eradicating invasive plants and commit to only planting natives along Allen Place. We are planting for the future by successively filling in empty areas with native trees, pollinator-attracting shrubs and perennials, native sedges and grasses, bringing wildlife back to this unique section of trail treasured by many residents and visitors.
(photos by Wendy Rosenberg)

Eatontown

Waterford

Welcome to the Waterford Pollinator Pathway anchor garden. This garden was first established in 2018 as a Pollinator Garden at the Waterford Public Library. This garden supports bees, birds, butterflies, and moths. Pollinators are essential for reproduction of flowering plants and agricultural crops. They rely on the nectar and pollen these flowers produce and in turn distribute pollen to other plants for fruit and seed development. Our goal is to create a pollinator friendly community wide project that continues to grow through enrichment programs, volunteer efforts, and Sustainable CT practices.

Bend

Welcome to the Bend Pollinator Pathway!

The Bend Pollinator Pathway is the first native pollinator habitat connectivity project in our region. Based on the success of this program out of the Northeastern United States, the plan is to grow to include all communities throughout Central Oregon and beyond.

The goal of a Pollinator Pathway is to create a corridor of contiguous native pollinator gardens throughout our community using the adjacent lands of residents, businesses, parks and open spaces. The end result will be the connection of habitat within the range of most of our native pollinators.