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North Hempstead Proclaims Pollinator Week 2023

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North Hempstead Proclaims Pollinator Week 2023  

North Hempstead, NY – Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board declare June 19 to June 25 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 continues to take action to conserve local pollinator species through National Wildlife’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. This includes creating pollinator gardens in Town facilities, like the one planted in front of Town Hall this spring.

The Town also incentivizes the use of native plants, which are vital to native pollinator species. North Hempstead is once again proud to offer the residential native rebate program, where residents can receive a rebate of up to $350 for planting native plants in their home landscape. Native pollinators and wildlife have evolved with these plants that provide the food, shelter and other resources they need to survive and thrive.

To help spread the word the Town offers 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 surrounding ecosystem. This includes reducing or eliminating pesticide use, planting native plants, and managing invasive species. The Town also created a “Meet Our Pollinators” slideshow with photos of a variety of different bees, butterflies, flies, moths and other pollinators that were taken in the Town’s pollinator gardens to show the diversity of these important species that can be found right in our own parks and yards.

To view the Pollinator Week Proclamation, take the Pollinator Pledge, apply for the Native Plant Rebate Program, and learn more about how you can help pollinators visit www.NorthHempsteadNY.gov/Sustainability.

A pollinator garden at Town Hall in Manhasset.

A pollinator garden at Town Hall in Manhasset.  

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