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What’s the Buzz: Creating Pollinator Friendly Communities

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The CCEDC Environment & Energy Team hosted a fall 2021 environmental forum on the topic of creating pollinator friendly communities! This was a virtual forum hosted on Cornell Zoom. If you were unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the recording below:

Pollinators are a critical component of our ecosystem, fertilizing the plants in our yards and parks as well as on our farms and orchards. They play an integral part in our local food system and help us grow our local agricultural economy. However, pollinator populations are in sharp decline due to activities such as loss of habitat. Participants learned about various native pollinator species and the benefits they bring, the activities negatively impacting pollinators, and best management practices for managing our local landscapes with pollinating insects in mind, at both a residential and municipal scale. Participants heard from four presenters, including two Dutchess County communities about ongoing efforts to establish pollinator gardens and “pathways”, helping to restore habitat connectivity and biodiversity to the region using a collaborative approach.

Presenters include:

  • Kerissa Battle, Community Greenways Collaborative
  • Susan Karnes Hecht, Town of Poughkeepsie Climate Smart Communities Task Force and Conservation Advisory Commission
  • Cathy Lane, Town of Hyde Park Visual Environment Committee and Dutchess County Master Gardener
  • Joyce Tomaselli, CCEDC Community Horticulture Resource Educator


*Please contact Michelle Gluck (mg822@cornell.edu) if you have any trouble registering for this event or have accessibility concerns.




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Last updated December 15, 2021