Hastings Pollinator Pathway 

Our Mission: to support pollinators by strategically linking large green spaces via networks of pollinator-friendly gardens on public and private land.   

Why are we doing this? Because the world’s community of pollinators is in crisis. 

Habitat loss and pesticide use are top reasons for this decline, and we can do something about that!

Conservation techniques work. When homeowners, governmental agencies and private companies commit to expanding pollinator-friendly, pesticide-free habitats, we change the future for pollinators and secure our own. We encourage your home to become a part of the path through Hastings! 

The Pathway. Major arteries of the Hastings Pollinator Pathway plan include:


Hastings Passes Leaf Blower Law 

NEW: In December 2023, Hastings BOT has passed a new leaf blower law that is now in effect. This law limits gas-powered leaf blowers to fall months only, and limits all blowers to only one-at-a-time on every property one-half acre or less.  Click for more info, and for the door hanger translated into Spanish. You can copy the text, print and share.

See our talking points and itemized instructions for tips on how to negotiate an ecologically healthier yard with your landscaper. This doc is a good read whether or not you employ a service.  Read it here.

Announcing: the Hastings Litter League

NEW: The Hastings Vine Squad, in collaboration with Hastings Public Library, announces an option to complement HPP's Adopt-a-Spot: the Hastings Litter League! You can checkout the Litter League's Pickup Kit from the library, which includes litter grabbers and safety vests, and help prevent human trash from harming animals. Grab your friends and family for this rewarding activity!

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Get Involved

This map graphic illustrates a conceptual pathway that connects Hastings  to regional efforts, but each and every yard is important! 

Join with friends or neighbors to beautify and support pollinators on a Village-owned parcel.

See what Hastings Village and others in the northeast are doing. Hastings' pathway will help connect H2H - the Housatonic to the Hudson.

Image is a photo of actual flower petals, artwork by Helen Ahpornsiri

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Add your garden, whether you are just beginning and looking for support or are stewarding a pollinator oasis. And, find neighbors who are planting native plants and going pesticide free!

Installing or expanding a garden is one of many ways to help the pollinator pathway project. Explore our resources, from quick-start guides to nursery sources and plant selection advice.

It's been over 50 years since Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring and the U.S. banned the use of DDT. A slew of killing chemicals have taken its place. It's like the mythological Hydra, whose very breath was poisonous: cut off its head, and two more grow back. However, there is no Hercules to slaughter this beast. It's up to us.

People have forgotten that applying yard and household chemicals is a cause of cancer and other diseases. What else would explain why the suburbs around New York City have the highest volume of pesticide applications in the state?  Their use serves no vital purpose and is a direct danger to the health of residents and local ecosystems. More.

Order a canvas tote, a No Mow May lawn sign, or our signature medallion. Check out our Swag page for order info.

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