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Connecticut Audubon Society To Host Pollinator Pathways Program



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FAIRFIELD — The Pollinator Pathways Project is an initiative by area town conservation organizations to establish pollinator habitat and food sources along a continuous corridor of connective properties. Learn how you, and your backyard, can become part of this collaborative community effort at a program hosted by The Connecticut Audubon Society (CAS) in Fairfield on Wednesday, September 25, from 7 to 8 pm.

Louise Washer, director of the Norwalk River Watershed Association, and Mary Ellen Lemay, facilitator for the Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership (H2H), will explain how to create new pollinator-friendly spaces and establish native plant gardens that help pollinating insects and other wildlife thrive.

The Pollinator Pathways habitat restoration project in Connecticut began in Wilton in 2017 and was inspired by an ecosystem design project in Seattle. The Pathway now connects open space and private property in more than 75 towns in Connecticut and New York, [including Newtown]. At this program, you’ll also learn why pollinator populations are in decline and what impact this could have on our environment and communities.

The program takes place at Connecticut Audubon’s Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary, 314 Unquowa Road, in Fairfield. The cost is CAS Members $12 and nonmembers $15. Pre-registration is required. Find out more or register at ctaudubon.org/2019/08/pollinator-pathways.

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