Pollinator Placemaking in Lloyd
In the Lloyd neighborhood, we promote our pollinator’s year round with our Pollinator Placemaking work. Our Pollinator Placemaking projects bring living plants into urban spaces and make sure that those plants support the animals that call this place home. Pollinator spaces in parking strips, bike corridors, and corporate-owned spaces in our EcoDistrict are critical to our ecosystem, food supply, and health. These plantings can help counteract the heat island effect and remove pollutants from the air. Over 30% of the foods we enjoy are dependent on pollinators. We have a vision of a neighborhood where bees find nectar-rich plants on every block, flowers brighten the hard concrete spaces, pollinator populations are bolstered, and rainfall goes to the roots of plants instead of into a storm drain.
One of the Pollinator Placemaking programs in progress is our Pollinator Corridor. A pollinator corridor is a social sculpture that combines ecology, community engagement, and design. We have converted NE Multnomah Blvd – into a bustling environment for pollinator animals and while protecting cyclists and beautifying the streetscape.