Welcome to the Clinton Pollinator Pathway.
Our goal is to establish a network of pollinator friendly habitats connecting Clinton gardens to each other, as well as to those in surrounding towns.
Pollinators are essential for the reproduction of flowering plants and to sustain our agricultural crops. However habitats that support pollinators are disappearing at a rapid rate due to climate change, pesticide usage and fragmentation of natural landscapes.
In Clinton, we have started a pollinator-friendly, community-wide initiative that will hopefully gain momentum through individual and organizational awareness, volunteer involvement, and Sustainable CT practices.
Many native bees have a limiting flight range of one half mile, so our gardens need to "link" to provide a safe and nutritious pathway. Gardens, whether large or small, are beneficial when they include a variety of native plants, shrubs, or trees to attract and support native bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, other pollinating insects, and other wildlife.
With a few simple steps you can help:
1) Introduce native plants to your existing garden
2) Reduce or eliminate pesticide usage
3) Convert an area of lawn to a native plant garden
Food For All Garden
The Food For All Garden helps our Shoreline community by donating 100% of its fresh produce weekly to the Shoreline Food Pantry. Thanks to our pollinator friends, we grow food to nourish our neighbors in need.
By converting a 70’ by 3.5’ empty border on the outside of the veggie garden to a Pollinator Pathway Garden, we now provide pollinator plants to sustain our native birds, bees, and butterflies.
All Clinton pollinator-friendly gardeners can register their own garden online at pollinator-pathway.org where a state database is maintained and updated. Click the button below to join the Pollinator Pathway.
Town of Clinton, Clinton Conservation Commission
For more information or to get involved, please contact Nick Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org)