Flowers aren’t the only things blooming in Addison this time of year — the Town of Addison’s Parks and Recreation department newest initiative is beginning to flourish as well! This project is called the Addison Parks Pollinator Patch, which Parks department employees have begun installing around Town.
The Addison Parks Pollinator Patch is an “urban ecosystem comprised of predominately native Texas perennial plants that will provide food and cover for butterflies, birds and bees,” according to the Town’s website. The Parks and Recreation department is installing these in Addison to help, because recent research indicates that the number of pollinators in the U.S. is in decline. In addition, the use of pesticides in these areas will be limited. Both of these actions will help ensure that Addison is part of the solution, instead of furthering the problem.
The first pollinator patch was installed on April 20 with the help of Hitachi Consulting employees. The patch was installed at Town Park, next to the new house-themed playground equipment. It just took one hour for the beds to be completely finished!
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Next time you are walking around, enjoying the beautiful warm weather at one of Addison’s parks or trails, look for the Addison Parks Pollinator Patch signs to see where the pollinator-friendly plants and organic maintenance principles are in use. To volunteer to help the Parks department with a project, contact Stacy Love at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are proud that our Parks department came up with another to beautify the Town, while helping out the environment at the same time — keep up the good work!