The West Haven pollinator pathway project joins open space and neighbors together as we learn about it, prepare sites, then install native plants that will support pollinators in our community. Hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, bees, and wasps are essential to our environment and our food supply not to mention they support the propagation of flowers and other plants. Native plants also support caterpillars which provide food to migrating birds.
Pollinator Pathway West Haven is working to increase the biomass of perennial pollinator plants in West Haven CT as part of a commitment to education, sustainability, quality of life, and community building
As of March 11, 2021, The West Haven Team needs to identify new sites for the Second Round of Funding after installing over 600 plants ( so far with more coming) at Sandy Point, Brett Watt Park, Marginal Drive, South Street, Lake Street, Abbott Park, and Bradley Point in May 2020.
We are currently seeking a commitment from the Library. Other sites may include Third Ave, Blohm Street, and Helm Street. Installation in parks and open space are great in a southern facing exposure as well. Sites close to traffic are not ideal.
The project’s organizer David Carr is calling on our amazing community to join this initiative by donating to a crowdfunding campaign( as soon as we identify new sites) or volunteering in the effort. If the campaign reaches its $5000 goal by its fundraising deadline of April 25, 2021, the project will receive a matching grant of $5000 from Sustainable CT’s Community Match Fund to install plants before May 15, 2021. Metal Signs are available to purchase for $5 each.
The http://pollinator-pathway.org/westhaven will join open space and neighbors together as our community installs native plants that will support pollinators in our community. Bees are essential to our environment and our food supply not to mention they support the propagation of flowers and other plants. Native plants also support caterpillars which provide food to migrating birds.
The West Haven Pollinator Pathway will help our community increase the biomass of native perennial plants that support pollinators/
To learn more call David Carr at 203-877 2704 extension 400826.
Or visit our Facebook page West Haven Pollinator Pathway. @pollinatorpathway06516