Create a Pollinator Habitat
The Hales Corners Environmental Committee announces additional
guidelines for Award Winners for 2015.
Looking for new and useful ideas for your summer gardening project? Once again this year we would like you to consider designing a garden habitat for pollinators

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Consider Pollinators in you Garden
Garden plots fulfill may needs for both the gardener and the environment. Gardeners may enjoy the challenge of working the soil, planting interesting combinations of color and developing a beautiful display that evolves throughout the season. Little known partners in this activity include a group called the pollinators.

These pollinator partners have a major role in the development of all kinds of plants; most importantly, food crops and forests. We can balance this partnership by sustaining pollinator habitat. Consider planning your garden with some attention to providing food and shelter for some of the unique needs of the pollinators. Here are some of the details from the Pollinators Partnership that can help you plan.
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Pollinator populations are changing. Many pollinator populations are in decline and this decline is attributed most severely to a loss in feeding and nesting habitats. Pollution, the misuse of chemicals, disease, and changes in climatic patterns are all contributing to shrinking and shifting pollinator populations. In some cases there isn't enough data to gauge a response, and this is even more worrisome


The Pollinator Partnership is a non-profit organization-- the largest organization in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems. The Pollinator Partnership's mission is to protect pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.

Hales Corners lies within the Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Continental) Province. See the Planting Guide from NAPPC and the Pollinator Partnership.

Special Bulletin!
Hales Corners becomes the first BEE CITY in Wisconsin, and 14th in the Nation
Bee City USA certification is both an honor and a responsibility. Launched in 2012, the Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. Cities, towns and communities across America are invited to make these commitments and become certified as a Bee City USA affiliate.