Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles and small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by supporting somewhere between 75% and 95% of all flowering plants on earth that need help with the pollination process.


By planting native pollinator-friendly plants, such as natural grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees, we can restore natural habitat and bring back much needed pollinators.


When designing the landscape for the LES Operations Center, staff wanted to integrate the new facility into its natural setting. The surrounding areas included existing farmlands, wetlands and natural grass areas. To better serve this vision, the amount of manicured grass was limited and a variety of pollinator-friendly plants were incorporated around the facility’s preserved wetlands and around storm detention ponds. In taking these simple considerations to heart, LES is helping to support birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinator species in our community that are critical to the health of the ecosystem.


Our goal is to continue exploring ways to promote the health of pollinators through conservation, education and research.


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