(New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets) The New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) and Environmental Conservation announced new actions to benefit and protect New York’s pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. AGM issued new guidelines to help businesses create pollinator-friendly habitats on commercial properties or utility project sites.
(New York Times) Green roofs like the one in Greenpoint are expected to multiply under a city law that is set to take effect next month and will require new buildings to be topped with green spaces or solar panels.
(CBS New York) Gardeners planted more than 200 species of flowering plants along the elevated greenway, and 30 species of bees have been found foraging on the High Line. “What we just did is provide it a suitable habitat for them to be here before they travel off to wherever they want to go next.”
(RIT) The Rochester Institute of Technology has partnered with the Seneca Park Zoo Society to work on several projects both on and off campus to promote the conservation of pollinating animals, including birds, bees, and butterflies. RIT planted a seed mix specially designed to conserve pollinators in Western New York along a main road on campus.