Minnesota grant program helps residents create pollinator-friendly yards

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) – People are buzzing over an opportunity to help the environment.

Last year Minnesota passed a ruling for the Lawns to Legumes Grant Program.

It supports residential home-owners who want to have pollinator-friendly yards.

The goal is to restore habitats for endangered species, including the rusty patch bumblebee, which is Minnesota’s state bee.

On Saturday an event showed Winona area residents how they can get involved.

Ways to create a pollinator-friendly yard is by planting a mix of native flowers, shrubs, or trees.

There are many options when it comes to planting them.

“Anybody can plant a little area of their yard. It can be the borders, the alley, the boulevard, a rain garden. It really is finding space in your yard to plant some things.”

Organizers are getting the word out today so residents can apply for the grant before February 28th.

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