Environmentally Degrading Turf into Inspiring, Educational, Native Pollinator Gradens in Regional Parks
Wilderness in the City’s Pollinator Garden Project will replace environmentally degrading turf with native pollinator gardens in six Twin Cities regional parks. The gardens are planned as community projects to help inspire and educate people on how to create a native pollinator garden in their own yards, eventually resulting in a mosaic of high quality pollinator gardens across the metro.
We are excited to be partnering with Dakota County Parks, Minneapolis Park & Recreation, and City of St. Paul Parks & Recreation and are in discussions with three other regional park implementing agencies. We will finalize garden sites in Fall 2022 for installations over 2023 and early 2024.
Our partner on this project is Metro Blooms, a Minneapolis based non-profit with a reputation for working with communities to create resilient, environmentally-supportive native gardens. Funding is provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).