Pollinator Pathway NW

Promoting Pollinator Health and Habitat in the Northwest


What is a pollinator pathway?

A pollinator pathway is a continuous corridor of native, pesticide-free plantings that provide habitat and food sources for birds, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators.
Pollinator pathway projects are managed by volunteers working with local farms, nurseries and businesses to plant gardens and provide educational outreach and advocacy with the goal of creating a network gardens of where pollinators can thrive.

Visit the pollinator demonstration garden at 21 Acres.

Ready to take action for the planet?

The Xerces Society is a non-profit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates and educating the public on the importance of native pollinator habitats. Their name comes from the now extinct California butterfly, Xerces blue.

The Xerces Society website lists conservation resources for establishing, restoring and maintaining pollinator habitats in the Pacific Northwest.
Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center is a non-profit organization that researches and practices sustainable farming methods. They grow food and native plants, and strive to educate people about sustainable agriculture and dangers to the environment.

Oxbow offers special events, educational programs and volunteer opportunities. The public can visit the farm, explore the fields and trail system, and pick up fresh, organic produce and native plants at the farm stand.
From the Xerces Blog: Spring is finally here and the weather is getting warm. You are probably anxious to get out and start working in your yard. But just because you are ready, doesn’t mean pollinators are. They still need cover during chilling nights and spring rains.

So how do you know the right time to start cleaning up your yard? Follow this article from the Xerces Society to determine when to get out the rake.

Founding partners

21 Acres, Sammamish Valley Alliance, Sammamish valley Grange and Coastal Community Bank
Additional support provided by:
Woodinville Garden Club, Rent Mason Bees and Vanderloop Communications