Community Projects

Lower Shore Land Trust Pollinator Certification Program

The Lower Shore Land Trust (LSLT) strives to promote good health and habitat for a variety of pollinators in urban and suburban regions on the Lower Shore by encouraging the use of native plants. The certification program provides resources for people who wish to implement practices which support pollinator habitat.

Urbanization and pesticides are two of the leading causes of population declines in various pollinating species. It’s vital that the lack of pollination is compensated for in order to ensure a thriving ecosystem, and this is where YOU can help!

Turn your garden into a pollinator paradise today!

  1. Review the certification criteria (Criteria) fill out the Pollinator Friendly Garden interest form (Interest Form) and email to info@lowershorelandtrust.org
  2. Once we receive your interest form we will send additional resource materials for habitat enhancement activities.
  3. Fill out the online application or download forms on our website and send (with photos) to LSLT for review.
  4. Once approved, you will receive you Pollinator Friendly garden sign and recognition from LSLT.
  5. Plan to attend our annual pollinator certification workshop.

Still working to enhance your garden as pollinator friendly?

Learn about monarch butterflies, native bees, composting and other garden tips from Master Gardeners and other local experts! Make sure to check out your local nurseries for native and cultivate species all season long!

Pollinator Garden Certification Application

Funding for the Pollinator Certification Program and the Lower Shore Land Trust Pollinator Demonstration Garden was made possible from a grant by the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area Council. 

Pollinator & Native Plant Resources

2017 Native Plant Guide

How to Build a Pollinator Garden

US Fish & Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Office

A great way to get involved in our work is to assist with community projects around the lower shore.

LSLT has worked withchuck poole  IMG_5098 IMG_5099 IMG_5108 partners to install pollinator gardens, rain gardens and rain barrels. This year we worked with the Lower Eastern Shore Beekeepers Association and Wicomico County Parks and Recreation to install a pollinator garden at Adkins Mill Nature Park. Thanks to generous support from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and The Chesapeake Bay Trust, we will be adding an interpretive sign to help educate visitors to the park of the importance of native plants to butterflies, birds and other pollinators.