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