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Pollinator Pathways Projects

DSWCD partnered with Bend Pollinator Pathways (BPP), an organization focused on creating habitats for native pollinators at risk of decimation. Their main goal is to create “pathways” for these native pollinators using the adjacent lands of residents, businesses, parks, and open spaces in order to maintain their native range. 

Six projects were completed and for each, BPP and volunteers planted native pollinator plants to further establish the connected path in Bend. Native pollinator plants are the most vital for ensuring the health of our native pollinators because the two co-evolved to fit the needs of one another. So, the plants used for these six projects offer the most nutritional potential to native pollinators as well as being very drought-tolerant.