Because What's Good for Pollinators is Good for People!
- Donna Delany, EAC Chair
On Saturday, August 27 in West Chester, Chester County Grows, hosted an event to honor and celebrate initiatives throughout the county to plant native habitat, support biodiversity, and educate the public. The West Vincent Environmental Advisory Council was asked to represent northern Chester County and give a presentation on our Pollinator Pitstop Program! This was the first time the event was held; and, it is hoped it will become an annual, end-of-summer celebration.
Across Chester County, many volunteers have worked very hard in 2022 on various positive projects. It was inspiring to hear about these initiatives and see beautiful pictures of the outcome of their efforts, particularly, the flowers, butterflies, and bumble bees. The evening presented an opportunity to recognize and give thanks to the many county-wide volunteers. The dinner sold out quickly; and, the speakers held the attention of a packed house. In addition to West Vincent, Bondsville Mill Historic Park, the Uwchlan EAC, and the West Chester Green Team gave presentations about their public planting projects. The Phoenixville Pollinator Corridor, which was inspired by our Pitstop Program, also had a display.
Thanks to everyone who is a part of our Pollinator Pitstop Program, which was designed to blanket West Vincent in flowers--because what’s good for pollinators is good for people!
If you would like to be a part of the program, it’s not too late, simply complete our on-line form located on our Pollinator Pitstop Program web page.