Pollinator Pathway East Lyme, a non-profit, 501(c)(3), mobile agricultural team run by volunteers, is extremely grateful to the East Lyme Town leaders and Board of Selectmen who recognize how science impacts ecosystems in our town. We all share precious resources that are at risk. To have sustainable environments we need to rethink our East Lyme landscapes.
In the past, our culture has treated garden and landscape plantings as decorations, oftentimes using non-native and even invasive plant species that our New England insects cannot utilize for food, shelter or reproduction. Our native insect populations have been steadily decreasing due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and inefficient use of our land, water soil. Because insects are the basis of the food chain for birds and other animals, we cannot ignore these declines. The East Lyme Pollinator Pathway Proclamation provides an educational outline for all of us to preserve sustainable ecosystems, balancing our needs with the environment for healthy living today and in our children’s lifetime.
Thank you, First Selectman Kevin Seery for your support in this new, innovative and sustainable direction for East Lyme.