Refreshing the NE Multnomah Pollinator Corridor

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By Joshua Baker

As we wrapped up Earth Month, Lloyd EcoDistrict and our volunteers partnered to get our hands dirty along the Pollinator Corridor. With volunteers from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Association (NEEA) who work in the Lloyd 700 building, our team helped weed, add new soil, and new plants to the planters along the Pollinator Corridor along NE Multnomah. Lloyd’s main Pollinator Corridor, designed in 2016, was the country’s first official pollinator bikeway! Along the Corridor, you will find more than 30 planters with a variety of plants including kinnikinnick, milkweed, salal, and yarrow. 

During the April volunteer event, we added pacific ninebark, evergreen huckleberry, osoberry, and mock orange plants. Big thanks to the NEEA team for volunteering their time! With the recent rain and warm weather, the existing and new plants have taken off and many have started to bloom. Take a stroll along the NE Multnomah and check them out soon and see if you can identify the different native and beautiful plants.

Photos from the volunteer event: