Hinsdale: Grant funds support pollinator project

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Berkshire Conservation District announces the receipt of grant funding from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund for a project to initiate a pilot program to promote small-scale pollinator gardens in the town of Hinsdale. A resolution to become a "Pollinator-Friendly Community" was voted on at the May 2019 town meeting.

Pollinators are in decline with the increasing loss of habitat, use of pesticides and introduction of non-native species of plants.

Planting a variety of native pesticide-free pollinator gardens will help support pollinators which are responsible for one-third of the bites of food eaten by humans each day.

The project offers online workshops for residents led by pollinator and native plant specialists in the area. Gardens are being planned and planted on town-owned property for all to enjoy and get inspiration from to plant pollinator gardens on their own property.

The District welcomes volunteers interested in getting involved in this project. To participate or for more information, email berkshireconservationdistrict@gmail.com.



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