By Grace Leightheiser, Adirondack Pollinator Project Intern
Triangle Park on Pine Street in Saranac Lake now features a brand new pollinator garden, nestled among the other blooming beds and nicely visible from the road for cars and pedestrians passing by. The park is run by the Village Improvement Society (VIS) and serves as a peaceful place for people to enjoy reading a book on a bench or simply appreciate the scenery. Lisa Paschke, who is a board member of the VIS, and several volunteers including Society Officers were involved with the installation which occurred on the morning of July 9th.
Paschke says, “Triangle Garden is visited daily by members of the community as well as folks from out of town who park nearby on their way to paddle the Saranac River.” Just days after the garden was put in, she wrote to tell us that she was approached by a gentleman who grew up across the street and whose mother was an early member of the VIS. The Society is passionate about keeping the village looking nice and wanted to take part in the project because of their awareness “of how important the pollinators are to the balance of nature and to the health of the human race,” Paschke says.
The Village Improvement Society kindly supplied soil for the garden. The installation was incredibly efficient thanks to the help and know-how of everyone involved! Paschke says the VIS would be more than happy to welcome any groups that have an interest in pollinator-related educational opportunities at the site!