Anne Arundel County (AACO)
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.
To join: Click on the link below to view the steps you can take to make an impactful contribution to pollinator health, the environment, and our individual well-being.
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The AACO Pollinator Pathway is an initiative endorsed by Sam Droege, Wildlife Biologist, Native Bee and Monitoring Program, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center; Crofton Village Garden Club (CVGC); AACO Watershed Stewards Academy; Bay-Wise in AACO; AACO Master Gardeners; and AACO Master Naturalists.