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1203 Paterson Plank Rd
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Pollinator Program

Our pollinator program consists of four parts: 1) honey bees hives; 2) a wildflower meadow; 3) a butterfly garden; 4) bat houses.  All pollinators are in decline primarily due to habitat loss. The Environmental Department is working to help them thrive. Learn how to landscape for pollinators here.

  • Honey Bee Hives
    • Honey bees are crucial for our ecosystem. To help the declining number of bees, we started with four honey bee hives and have recently increased to eight hives set up on the property behind the Secaucus Animal Shelter. No trespassing signs have been posted to warn residents of the bees. The hives are now fully functional and provide harvestable honey, which we sell at Town Hall on the second floor and the Annex on Centre Street to help fund the future of the program with the Hudson River Apiary Society. We offer 16oz jars for $20.

  • Wildflower Meadow
    • Wildflowers not only beautify the area but also provide nourishment for bees and butterflies. A wildflower meadow was planted along Route 3 East just west of the Shell Station. With help from Secaucus DPW, we planted Cosmos which successfully grew and bloomed all summer with no maintenance required. We have plans to continually expand this program.

  • Butterfly Garden
    • Monarch Park on Radio Avenue has a beautiful Butterfly Garden, maintained and planted by the Environmental Department, it is now in its third year of growth. This garden has been certified by the Bergen County Audubon Society as a certified wildlife garden, meaning, it has all the necessary components to encourage butterflies to live, grow and thrive in a healthy habitat. Identification labels are placed to help educate residents on which plants are necessary for a healthy butterfly garden.

  • Bat Houses
    • Our first municipal bat houses were installed at several locations around town with help from Secaucus DPW. Bats eat thousands of mosquitos every night. Hopefully if we are lucky, we’ll be able to encourage bats to take up residence here in Secaucus and help us with natural mosquito control. If you are interested in installing a bat house on your home, please call 201-864-7336.