Waitsfield Elementary School has been selected as a site for a Bee the Change pollinator habitat. According to this week’s Harwood Unified Union School District Board report, “Within this program, a pollinator habitat is planted to serve not only to feed pollinators, but as an educational component for the community. Bee the Change prepares and plants the area, as well as prepares educational signage. Their goal is to create such habitats in every town in Vermont. Waitsfield School was selected as stewards for this site, which will be located along the Mad River Path running behind the school grounds. We are excited to enhance the school grounds, gain this educational and environmental resource and also continue our collaboration with the town of Waitsfield and the Mad River Path to have the school serve as a resource hub for our community in many ways.”

Bee the Change’s website says, “We are hoping to plant [a] pollinator habitat in every town and city of Vermont working with local governments, schools, business owners, and community members. We will also install educational signage to tell the story of pollinators and their importance in every town that wishes.” The program serves more than 25 towns across the state.

The collaboration with Waitsfield Elementary School is still in its initial stage and more details about the project will be forthcoming.