Pollinator Restoration Project to hold fundraiser in Yachats
The new local nonprofit group called the Pollinator Restoration Project will hold its first fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, from 11am to 2 pm at the Yachats Commons, Rm. 8. This group of citizen volunteers is working to establish pollinator habitat along Hwy 101 from Newport to the Lane County line, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Lincoln County.
The fundraiser will be a seed swap and sale, where people can bring seeds they don’t need and take some they’d like to try. Seeds and seedlings of plants that attract and support pollinators will also be available for a donation. There will be a potting table for people who want to immediately
plant their seeds; information on native bees; complimentary refreshments; and raffle prizes including a two-night stay in Portland and a private tour for up to 12 people of the Gerdemann Botanic Garden in Yachats. The sliding scale suggested donation for the event is $5-15.00.
“Our group wants to plant native shrubs and other plants to provide a habitat corridor for native pollinators along the highway,” said Laren Leland of Yachats. “The former no-spray project along Hwy 101 resulted in a large increase in flowering plants along the roadway in summer, which
stimulated the idea for the Pollinator Corridor.”
Anyone interested in joining the group can attend one of the regular meetings held on the first Saturday of the month at 11 am at the Umpqua Bank \in Waldport.