Pollinators

The habitats were funded by the Downtown Renaissance’s Destination Downtown Grant.

The city recently installed two pollinator habitats along Noll Drive and North Liberty Street — both of which were planted with a pollinator-friendly mix of seeds, native grasses, native wildflowers and legumes, according to a press release from the city of Harrisonburg.

The Noll Drive location has a bench that was repurposed from an urban ash tree that had to be cut down due to emerald ash borer. The city encourages locals to visit the new habitats.

“Some of the wildflowers have already appeared,” Wes Runion, environmental specialist for the Public Works Department, said in the news release. “Next year, these locations will really start to look amazing when most perennial wildflowers are established.”

These habitats were funded by the Downtown Renaissance’s Destination Downtown Grant and installed with assistance from the Headwaters Master Naturalists.

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