Bee Involved!

White Plains Beautification Foundation (wpbf.org) is gearing up to support and promote Pollinator Pathways in our 65+ public gardens and in our own backyards in the county seat of Westchester County, NY.  We plan to reach out to local organizations, businesses, homeowners and residents to help us  reverse the looming environmental threat faced by the loss of pollinators. Ultimately, corridors of pesticide-free native plants will attract pollinators-the bees, butterflies, birds, bats and more-and guide them from property to property in the City of White Plains through a healthful environment and then from town to town across our region from the Hudson to the Housatonic. 

Our mission: To educate White Plains' residents, the business community and other organizations about healthy yards and pollinator habitats and to encourage all to participate.

Photo: Jim Christensen

Pollinators of White Plains

We are looking for volunteers and chairpersons to help get us up and running.  Here are some committee tasks :

- Become an ambassador in your neighborhood to share information about gardening practices that are pollinator friendly.

- Identify topics of most interest to residents for a speakers series.

- Help with grant procurement.

- Chair a kickoff committee to design an event that will really get attention.

- Your idea here.

Just email us at: "pollinatorsWP@gmail.com".

Collaborators welcome too - interested non-profits, businesses, schools, other institutions and organizations.

Thanks to the Norwalk River Watershed Assn., Terry Hanson, and Nancy Giges for additional photos.