The Stevens Point Forestry Department, in partnership with the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society, has received a $2,000 grant from American Transmission Company's Pollinator Planting Program. The City applied last fall and was just notified of the award.
ATC’s Pollinator Planting Program provides funding for the purchase of seeds, plugs, or plants that are low-growing, native perennials that can be planted within the transmission line right-of-way. This type of compatible vegetation can thrive within transmission rights-of-way, making utility corridors ideal for pollinators – which benefit from the utility corridor as a flight path. The planting will help promote birds, butterflies, and bees.
The area to be planted is along ATC’s utility lines which run through the Erickson Natural Area and Koziczkowski Park.
For more information regarding the program, visit the ATC Website.