Members of the Denton-Lake Cities Rotary Club spent their Saturday (May 7) with our partners from the Young Men's Service League (YMSL) improving the environment by building pollinator gardens.
Pollinators—i.e., insects that move pollen from one flower to another—are in decline. Pollinator decline is attributed primarily to the loss of habitat and to the use of pesticides. Urbanization is occurring at an alarming rate; our green space is disappearing. Green space is often converted to land for crops or planted with non-native plants that do not support or host local insects that carry out pollination. By creating gardens in an urban are with the appropriate native plant selection we are making our effort to reverse the trend. In this case our gardens are being built at the Denton Serves building.