Town of Clinton in Dutchess County
Welcome to the Town of Clinton Pollinator Pathway! Clinton is bounded on the north by the towns of Rhinebeck and Milan, on the south by the town of Pleasant Valley, on the east by the towns of Washington and Stanford, and on the west by the town of Hyde Park.
We are a part of the regional undertaking to create a corridor of adjacent properties—private and public spaces—that provide safe habitat for birds, butterflies, and bees, as well as other valuable insects. Our goal is to make Clinton a pollinator pathway by identifying and encouraging native plants, removing invasive ones, discouraging the use of pesticides, and planting flowers, shrubs, and trees vital to pollinator survival.
With its large woodland tracts and rural farm fields, Clinton is an ideal destination for pollinators. Their favorite summer milkweed and autumn goldenrod thrive naturally in the meadows and along the roadsides, while vital trees, such as oaks, are plentiful in the woods. Citizens can contribute by identifying and conserving valuable plants already growing on their property, and by allowing meadows to grow. For gardeners, pollinator-attracting gardens of any size—even a small border or planter filled with flowers—have an important place on the pollinator pathway.
The Town of Clinton is supporting the effort with the addition of new pollinator gardens at Fran Mark Park, and plans are in the works to create a meadow on a hillside near the entrance to the park. The Omega Institute has pledged its participation in the pathway. Residents are welcome to join in. Everyone’s efforts can make a huge difference to our pollinator population and add to the pleasure we find in living here.
We hope that you will join the fun!
Fran Mark Park
Town of Clinton Conservation Advisory Council (CAC)
Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
For more information please email Barb@mansell.org