The Town of North Hempstead has declared June 21 to June 27 as Pollinator Week. This annual event is celebrated internationally to support pollinator health and advocate for the protection of these important species.
“Pollinators play an invaluable role in maintaining a healthy and resilient ecosystem, and the Town is dedicated to bringing attention to pollinators both here in North Hempstead and throughout our country,” said North Hempstead Town Supervisor Bosworth. “These creatures are so important to our daily lives, and we are proud to celebrate Pollinator Week in an effort to further support their habitats.”
The town first took the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in 2018 and has been carrying out actions each year to help monarchs and other pollinators.
Efforts have included the creation of pollinator gardens in town parks, encouraging residential native plant gardens through a native plant rebate program, public education, and participating in community science research projects focused on pollinators.
This year the town has also created a Pollinator Pledge, which allows any property owner (including residents, businesses, schools, non-profits, and places of worship) that maintains a landscape, to pledge to carry out practices that benefit pollinators and the environment. This includes reducing or eliminating pesticide use, planting native plants, and managing invasive species.
Any individual or organization who takes the pledge will receive a digital certificate of appreciation from the Town.
To view the Pollinator Week Proclamation or to learn more about how you can help pollinators and take the Pollinator Pledge visit: [northhempsteadny.gov/pollinators%20]northhempsteadny.gov/pollinators