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Plant for Pollinators
Pollinators are in trouble. Habitat loss and the use of pesticides and herbicides have dramatically impacted bee and butterfly populations all over the globe. As a result, initiatives across North America have been launched to prevent further decline and restore pollinator populations.
The Township’s program, Plant for Pollinators, helps protect monarchs, bees and all butterflies in a number of ways. It identifies opportunities for reintroducing milkweed to natural green spaces and areas that can be protected for pollinator habitat. It also encourages and supports the active participation of everyone in The Woodlands to plant for pollinators.
Through this program and its initiatives, the goal is for The Woodlands to become a National Wildlife Federation Monarch Champion City. By protecting the iconic monarch butterfly, we’ll be protecting all pollinators.
- Take a gardening class. Attend a workshop. Visit the demonstration garden at the Township's Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services building, 8203 Millennium Forest Drive.
- Sign up for our blog or calendar updates for notification on upcoming programs.
Add milkweed to a container or landscape. Create a pollinator garden at your home, place of business or worship, or school. Informative guides to help you plan, choose the right plants and maintain a garden are viewable and printable through this site. Attend the Township's annual events, Earth-Day Green-up in spring and Woodlands Landscaping Solutions in fall, to receive free milkweed plants, while supplies last.
- Throughout the year, volunteers can help plant new milkweed, participate in pollinator counts or the creation of new habitats. View current volunteer opportunities.
- Anyone can organize a volunteer group for a pollinator garden at their church, school, facility or workplace. If your group or organization wants to learn more, our team of Environmental Education Specialists are on hand to provide an overview of the program and help groups identify ways to initiate a project. Request a presentation or consultation from an Environmental Education Specialist by emailing the Township Environmental Services office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A pollinator garden and certified Monarch Waystation was completed by Jason Sharer and Boys Scouts of America Troop 204 at Reedy Pond (SE corner of Woodlands Parkway and Gosling Rd).