All Revere residents are invited to a Family Picnic and Pollinator Event on Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – with Saturday, June 4 as the rain date. The event will take place at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School Park and Field located at 107 Newhall St. in Revere. Residents are encouraged to bring a blanket and food and enjoy the free bounce house, music and kids’ activities.
Since one out of three bites we eat depends on pollinators, at the event participants will also receive information about the importance of pollinators and what they can do in their homes to protect their habitat. A limited number of pollinator-friendly plants will be available for free for families to take home.
According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, “In the Northeast, several key pollinators have experienced drastic declines including the federally listed (endangered) rusty patched bumble bee, yellow banded bumble bee, monarch butterfly and several cuckoo bumble bees. These recent declines are attributed to a number of interacting factors including pathogens, habitat loss and degradation, exposure to harmful chemicals, and increasingly extreme weather patterns.” (https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/me/technical/ecoscience/threat/?cid=nrcseprd1575616)
According to Facebook, this is an event by Revere on the Move and the Revere CARES Coalition, and “This event was organized by Ward 4 but is OPEN TO ALL! Ward 4 Neighborhood Pod is part of a Wellness Team Initiative to create connections & closeness between neighbors.”
The Wellness Team members seek to connect residents by neighborhood or ward. Previously, the Wellness Team has organized community events to get neighbors out in the community and build connections. The Wellness Team consists of residents, the City of Revere Covid Ambassadors, and staff members from The Neighborhood Developers and the Revere CARES Coalition.
Visit the event page here: https://bit.ly/RevereFamilyPicnicAndPollinatorEvent