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Groups plant pollinators outside old Woodburn school

Created on:   Thu, Jun 29, 2017   10:32 PM

Last modified:   Fri, Jun 30, 2017   7:12 AM

The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN — Kids at the Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club (MBGC) partnered with Friends of Deckers Creek and the Monongalia County Master Gardeners for a day of perennial pollinator planting June 29.

Jordan Young, program administrator at MBGC, said the big buzzword right now is pollinators. Everyone knows about the disappearing bee problem and without pollinators there wouldn’t be modern agriculture.

The 12 to 17-year-olds planted open pollinators, basically flowers that make it easy to access their pollen.

A 50-gallon rain barrel was also installed, and Young explained that collecting rainwater can help protect watersheds by reducing run-off, which in turn reduces pollution.

With help from the Monongalia County Master Gardeners, the group also transplanted flowers from the FODC Outdoor Learning Park, near Marilla Park.