YOU CAN HELP
1. Plant a pollinator garden - Pollinators need a variety of pollen and nectar sources. Click here to download a guide to native pollinator plants for the Northeastern United States.
2. Encourage your workplace and community institutions to landscape with pollinators in mind. Recommend fewer short green lawns and more vibrant native flowering plants!
3. Abstain from using pesticides and herbicides. Pick weeds by hand instead of spraying chemicals that are toxic to pollinators.
4. Buy local and organic produce when possible. Conventionally grown crops often rely on mono-cropping, which is highly destructive to pollinator habitat. Become a patron of your local farmers’ market and natural food stores, and look for the USDA organic label when shopping.
5. Become a member of AdkAction.org - Amplify your impact by supporting the programming we provide through the Adirondack Pollinator Project. Join now.
6. Join citizen-science efforts - Visit: LakePlacidLandConservancy.org to learn how to monitor pollinators on your property with the help of the Lake Placid Land Conservancy.
PLANTING FOR POLLINATORS
Five Steps to Success for Establishing Perennial Wildflower Plantings for Pollinators
Pollinator Habitat 101: Incorporating Flowers on Farms to Support Bees