Pollinator Pathway Project
Our beautiful landscape has been broken up and fragmented through ubanization and suburbanization.
Pollinator Pathways are projects where many people work together to create, enhance, and establish continuous corridors of pollinator-friendly food sources and habitats for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinating insects and wildlife.
Diversity and native plantings encourage our native pollinators. Some pollinators are small, weak fliers or they crawl and require continuous habitat, while others are stronger fliers and can travel longer distances between habitats.
Pollinator Pathways benefit our whole ecosystem. WSDOT and Clallam County have pilot programs to promote pollinator-friendly habitat on roadsides. Pollinators provide many ecosystem services that support the health of plants, people, and the planet. They provide resources for wildlife, biodiversity, and support food security for us all.
A Project of
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Creation Care Team
The HTLC Creation Care Team contacted the Peninsula Trails Coalition (PTC) about initiating our Creation Care Pollinator Pathway Project on the 18th Street to Dry Creek section of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT). The City of Port Angeles has jurisdiction over this part of the trail and we received permission to proceed with the project from Corey Delikat, Port Angeles City Parks and Recreation Director in early August, 2020.
The Creation Care Pollinator Pathway Project site near the 18th Street Trailhead of the ODT (18th Street and Milwaukee) has an area of healthy native plants and this project will build out from that area. To prepare a 400-square-foot patch of soil for seeding in the spring with native pollinator-friendly plants, we have pulled small scotch broom and cleared debris in area.
Sheets of black plastic have been laid down, anchored with wood slats, and covered with compost to further secure the plastic. This is an eco-friendly way to clear the area and provide for future soil amendment. The sun’s power can heat the soil to temperatures that will kill plants and pests while releasing nutrients.
More to come…