Middletown's Pollinator Resolution & Resources


Middletown’s Sustainability Committee applauds the town’s efforts in practicing sustainable land management. Residents are urged to learn as much as they can about the unsustainable plight of our pollinating species and to pursue the many simple ways to help. The Middletown Green Team and Sustainability Committee would like to share with the community more detailed information about how to make the transition to sustainable garden and lawn care practices.



Please check out the resources below for more information in creating a welcoming habitat for our local pollinators:


Importance of trees in cities - https://www.nwf.org/Magazines/National-Wildlife/2019/April-May/Gardening/Urban-Forests  

Make your yard/garden a certified wildlife habitat - https://www.nwf.org/Garden-for-Wildlife/Certify  

A thorough resource from US Fish and Wildlife for Maryland native plants (habitat, photos, and lots more info).

Frederick County Master Gardeners' Pollinator Friendly Garden Application with helpful suggestions.

Helpful backyard habitat tips from the USDA.

What is Integrated Pest Management?

National Wildlife Federation on raking lawns

Maryland Native Plant Society - MD Native Plant Society list of native plant sources.

Xerces Society-Pollinator Conservation Resources – Mid-Atlantic Region

Xerces Society-Pollinator Conservation Resources – Southeast Region 

Following are resources from the University of Maryland Extension:

Use of Native Plants - Recommended Native Plants for Maryland - https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/recommended-native-plants-maryland 

Ways to Reduce Your Lawn - https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-alternatives