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Group of volunteers planting a pollinator garden

Fairfield Forestry Committee

“The hope is that the community will embrace the spot and use it as it’s meant to be used, as a gathering spot” – Michael Traum, 2021 Greater Fairfield Board President

In a collaborative partnership with the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, CT Audubon Society, and Mill River Wetland Committee, two Pollinator Pathway Pocket Parks projects were upgraded and completed with native plantings to enhance the Fairfield community. Several volunteers gathered to clear overgrown areas, dig holes, spread mulch and install benches at the triangle at Rockland and Wilson Roads and Burroughs Road just off Black Rock Turnpike. These plots emphasized native plantings, including a generous donation from Audubon of 60 great perennial transplants from the Smith Richardson Preserve for Rockland Road Park…

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Photo Courtesy of Mary Hogue