FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2022
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North Hempstead Celebrates Pollinator Week
North Hempstead, NY – Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board declare June 20 to June 26 as Pollinator Week in the Town of North Hempstead. Pollinator Week is an annual celebration in support of pollinator health that was initiated by the Pollinator Partnership. It is a time to raise awareness for pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them.
The Town has once again taken the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge with National Wildlife Federation and committed to actions such as creating 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.
One of the education programs has been the creation of a Pollinator Pledge, which allows any property owner (including residents, businesses, schools, non-profits, and places of worship) that maintains a landscape, to commit to practices that benefit pollinators and the environment. This includes reducing or eliminating pesticide use, planting native plants, and managing invasive species.
To view the Pollinator Week Proclamation, take the Pollinator Pledge and learn more about how you can help pollinators visit www.NorthHempsteadNY.gov/Pollinators.