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Pollinator Pathway

Windham

Welcome to the Windham Pollinator Pathway! Windham Pollinator Pathway is working in collaboration with other towns in Eastern Connecticut to establish continuous safe habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, and other insects. Our Eastern Connecticut region contains bountiful trails and rivers which will become documented Pollinator Pathway including private and public spaces from small flower boxes or curbside strips to large parcels of land.

Pollinators come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny wasps to hummingbirds. Many insects have evolved to be plant specific and depend exclusively on native plants to host their larvae. Most local bees can only travel half a mile before they need to refuel. Similarly, many native plants depend on specific soil conditions and pollinators to bear fruit. As a result, we need to involve our community in connecting our fragmented nature preserves, parks, town owned properties and our backyards with pollinator friendly plants.

Your efforts can make a difference to our pollinator numbers and will help improve the quality of our towns' air, water and soil. Please join us!

Town Gardens

Willimantic Whitewater Park

The Willimantic Whitewater Partnership aspires to create a high-quality urban waterfront, whitewater park, and trail hub that will enhance the quality of life for local residents and attract new visitors to the town of Windham. The park is located on the former site of one of the first mills on the Willimantic River and is a hub for 5 walking trails, one river trail, and a community space that hosts the Willimantic Farmers Market.

Ways that you can participate: 1. Join in upcoming events 2. Plant native plants and manage invasive species 3. Take the Pollinator Pathway Pledge if you own property.

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Our Partners

Garden Club of Windham (https://gardenclubofwindhamct.org/), Joshua's Trust (https://joshuastrust.org/), The Last Green Valley (https://thelastgreenvalley.org/), Town of Windham (https://www2.windhamct.com/), and countless community volunteers including those sent by UConn, Eastern Connecticut State University, and EASTCONN's Arts at the Capitol Theater

For more information please mail us at: j.desmet@charter.net