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Friday, November 18, 2011

DoD 2011 NPLD Project – Grove of Honor Pollinator Garden, Fort Bragg

DoD is funding 41 National Public Lands Day (NPLD) sites on military installations in 2011. The event  encourages volunteers to explore and enjoy America’s natural wonders through outdoor recreation. Find out more about one of these projects below.

For National Public Lands Day 2011 (observed on September 24 and September 30) on Fort Bragg, community volunteers and staff from the Environmental Management Branch created a pollinator garden at the Grove of Honor.

Participants weeded, raked, amended soil, cleared debris, mulched and installed sedum, coneflower, phlox, veronica and other plants. The volunteers transformed three flower beds into a paradise for bees and butterflies. The pollinator garden will serve as a source of inspiration and natural beauty for the entire Fort Bragg community, and it will be a living learning opportunity for the students at Albritton School, which is located directly across from the Grove of Honor. Fort Bragg received a Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program grant to turn this dream into a reality!

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