The RePollinate Anne Arundel Project (a.k.a., Pollinator Pathways) has two main objectives: restore native ecosystems and educate and promote the use of native plants. Members of the Crofton Village Garden Club (CVGC), along with Pollinator Pathway Project Chair Lauren Toomey, helped to conserve and grow local pollinator populations by aiding in the propagation and distribution of 4,700 native seedlings in 2023 to various communities throughout the county. These perennials and shrubs were provided to recipients to increase biodiversity, support pollinators, and control erosion, pollution and stormwater runoff. Additionally, a total of 2,700 plants were propagated and handed out to the Anne Arundel Community in 2022. Some of these plants were planted at Swann Park by members of the CVGC and community volunteers.
The bulk of CVGC’s collaborative work occurred at the University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners Dairy Farm location in Gambrills. The CVGC donated a total of 159 hours over 5 days, and transplanted 2,500 seedlings from flats to 6" pots. The wide-ranging comprehensiveness of this initiative is evident in the fact that the work of the CVGC for the Pollinator Pathway project touches the entire county, as shown in the attached map. This project is improving the broad brushstroke of the Eastern Seaboard as it positively affects the Pollinator Pathways Corridor.