Hastings Pollinator Pathway
The Hastings Pollinator Pathway supports pollinators by strategically linking large green spaces via networks of pollinator-friendly gardens on public and private land.
Why are we doing this? The world’s community of pollinators is in crisis.
One in four native bee species are facing extinction.
There are significant declines in other pollinator populations as well, which include beetles, ants, birds, moths, butterflies, flies, gnats, and small mammals, such as bats.
Pollinators are responsible for the reproduction of 80-95% of plant species on earth.
There are numerous causes for this decline, with habitat loss and pesticide use at the top.
Conservation techniques work. When homeowners, governmental agencies and private companies commit to expanding pollinator-friendly, pesticide-free habitats, we will change the future for pollinators and secure our own. We encourage your home to become a node on a path through Hastings!
The Pathway in Hastings. Major arteries of the Hastings Pollinator Pathway plan include:
Inter-village pathways: the Old Croton Aqueduct & Saw Mill River
East-west connecting paths: Mt Hope Blvd and Farragut Avenue/Parkway
Every home garden, large and small
A one-stop shop where you can review pics of native plants specifically appropriate for Hastings, with pins carefully curated to include only valuable, relevant article links. We hope our boards will provide inspo for local garden planners. (p.s. It's a work-in-progress - we've only just begun!)
See what others in the northeast are doing to support pollinators as well as some municipal projects. Hastings' pathway will help connect H2H - the Housatonic to the Hudson.