Good morning, all,
I am working with local, county and state authorities to create a pollinator pathway on the large grassy patch in front of the WESPAC office. I will keep you posted as soon as the NYS Thruway Authority gives its final okay. A big thank you to Anne Jaffe Holmes with the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County who has given me excellent guidance and has connected me to key people. I am also grateful to Patricia Weems who has made excellent connections on our behalf.
If you are interested in donating your expertise or human labor to creating this pathway once the approval comes in, please let me know! We are very excited about this project as there are so many benefits. Municipalities all over the world are figuring out ways to reduce our consumption of fossil fuels with lawn mowing. There are many, many secondary benefits to creating meadows and pollinator pathways including preserving micro diversity of local flora and fauna, protecting native plants and species, enhancing the health of our overall local ecosystem, increased nourishment for our local pollinators (without which we have vastly reduced food supply) and on and on: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/dublin-in-bloom-city-thrives-under-new-wilding-policy-1.4235320
WESPAC on Facebook
1 week ago
This a call for support and outreach. Parents and children in the East Ramapo (ER) School district need our support. The crisis in their schools – a hostile school board, more than 10 years of austerity budgets, racial discrimination, and buildings declared unsafe and with lead in the water – is on the agenda. We hope you can show your support for ER parents and children at their parent-led forum on Saturday February 24, 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Spring Valley Salvation Army Community Center. At you can see from the attached flyers for the event, this is about grassroots organizing by the parents and community themselves. We are showing up to show support.If you think you can make it, please RSVP to this email so we can get an idea of turnout. If you are interested in helping with set up, clean up or contributing food, please contact Nancy ([email protected]). ... See MoreSee Less