Planting Project at Fort Lee

Join the Fort Lee Environmental Management Office and local Girl Scouts Oct. 17, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., in planting more than 600 native wildflowers in support of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds for National Public Lands Day.

The event will take place at Fort Lee’s “Bayscape” located between the commissary and Sisisky Boulevard. Access is from the commissary parking lot. Shovels, trowels and water will be provided.

Eighty percent of crop plants depend on pollinators, and these species have been declining for more than 50 years. Declines are associated with parasites, habitat loss and landscape deterioration. This summer, Fort Lee received funding from the Department of Defense’s Legacy Resource Management Program to support pollinator. The goal of this project is to create a couple of pollinator gardens on Fort Lee to provide food and habitat to the winged population on post.

For details, call (804) 734-5080 or 734-4434.