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Orange and Rockland celebrates World Bee Day with Goshen Public Library

Orange and Rockland celebrates World Bee Day with Goshen Public Library

GOSHEN Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) recently commemorated World Bee Day by presenting a program to the community that highlighted the value of pollinators and native plant diversity in preserving ecological balance. The program was organized in collaboration with the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society.

The Goshen Public Library and Historical Society’s Outdoor Biodiversity Enhancement Area, which encourages education about and appreciation for the natural world, officially opened on World Bee Day thanks to generous support from O&R.

According to Casey Tompkins, Senior Ecologist/Wetland Scientist at O&R, “We are happy to have designed and built the new Biodiversity Enhancement Area and Outdoor Educational Greenspace at the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society, which underscores both of our commitments to biodiversity protection and enhancement, environmental education, and clean energy.” In addition to providing room for grassland birds and other wildlife, these biodiversity programs want to boost the number of native plants, aid pollinators, and create a beautiful community space where people can learn about sustainability and conservation in the face of climate change.

Director of the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society Catherine Lemmer said, “We are thrilled to have collaborated with Orange and Rockland Utilities to create an incredible community space where people of all ages can engage with nature, learn about the importance of environmental conservation, and take actionable steps towards creating a more sustainable future.”

In order to support nonprofit organizations and schools—especially those in underprivileged areas—that share our vision to counteract the effects of climate change, advance social justice in the communities we serve, and generate green jobs throughout our service territory, O&R realigned its charitable grant efforts this year. Up to $600,000 will be invested over the next three years.


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