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.

Quiet Waters Park

Welcome to the Quiet Waters Park Pollinator Pathway! We are a 359 acre park run by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks with over one million visitors a year. The Friends of Quiet Waters Park worked with the park to get it on the Pathway as it is a pesticide-free habitat offering meadows of pollinator plants, several planned gardens of native plants, and many acres of forested woodlands. The park borders the South River and Harness Creek with a view of the Chesapeake Bay beyond, beckoning birds and Monarchs to stop and refuel along the Atlantic flyway. Full of native bees, butterflies, other pollinating insects and wildlife, Quiet Waters attracts visitors to walk along its many. trails, exploring nature and our local ecology up close.

We hope you will come experience all the beauty of our environment and leave having learned more about the importance of native plants and trees to protecting wildlife and our pollinators. Below five areas of specific appeal to pollinators are highlighted.

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Glen Ridge

Welcome to the Glen Ridge Pollinator Pathway! We are a part of the larger undertaking to create a corridor of adjacent properties—private residences and public spaces—that provide safe habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, and other insects.

Our goal is to make Glen Ridge one big pollinator pathway with abundant native, pesticide-free plants in private, commercial, and municipal spaces. By joining with neighboring Montclair and Bloomfield, as well as several other north Jersey towns, Glen Ridge is helping to support our pollinator numbers and, in turn, improve the quality of our town's air, water, and soil. Together, we can turn Glen Ridge into a biodiverse oasis.

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Clinton

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Barnstable

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Millerton

We have a community garden for pollinators and are working to promote local Municipal and yard-based gardens that use native plantings, require little water and compost input and planted species that are left to stand during winter, providing food for birds and smaller mammals.

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East Hampton

Welcome to the East Hampton Pollinator Pathway! We are a part of the larger undertaking to create a corridor of adjacent properties—private residences and public spaces—that provide safe habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and other insects. Our goal is to make East Hampton one big pollinator pathway with private, commercial and municipal spaces being pesticide free and hosting native plants.

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Beacon

Welcome to the City of Beacon Pollinator Pathway! We are a part of the larger movement to create a corridor of adjacent properties—both private and public spaces—that provides safe habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Our goal is to make Beacon an uninterrupted part of the pathway by increasing the number of residential, commercial, and municipal spaces that are pesticide-free and host native plants.

Many residents and local organizations have taken our pledge and are incorporating native plants into their yards. These efforts can make a huge difference to our pollinator numbers and will help improve the quality of our city's air, water, and soil. We hope that you will join the fun!

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Millburn

The Millburn Pollinator Pathway connects public and private gardens containing New Jersey native plant species for the benefit of the Millburn Township community, flora and fauna alike. Native pollinators and the native plants upon which they rely have evolved together, belong together, and together will help to restore balance to our ecosystem. Each garden comprising the Pathway provides our native pollinators, such as butterflies, moths, bees, and hummingbirds, with the plants that will attract them, provide them with food, shelter and places to reproduce.
One of the two public gardens located in Taylor Park is designated as a Rain Garden. The other is a Monarch Milkweed Garden originally planted as an Eagle Scout Project. On Glen Avenue, across from the Locust Grove entrance to the South Mountain Reservation, can be found a mini-wildflower garden seasonally hosting a variety of pollinators. The traffic triangle at the intersection of Whittingham Terrace and Mountainview Road became a community volunteer project converting a barren space into a pollinator garden where signs informing the public about the necessity of providing native plants for pollinators can be found.
Creating the continuity needed to comprise a Pollinator Pathway are the private yards throughout Millburn where residents continue to incorporate native pollinator-friendly plants into their yards and eliminate the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides. Through ongoing outreach and with community support, the Millburn Township Green Team continues the work to grow and strengthen the Millburn Pollinator Pathway in order to provide our pollinators with the habitats they require to survive and thrive, thus creating a healthier environment for us all.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hartford

Welcome to the Hartford, Connecticut Pollinator Pathway!

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