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The North Salem Pollinator Pathway is an initiative taken by North Salem Open Land Foundation (NSOLF) and its partners in hopes of engaging and educating the North Salem community about the relationship between native plants and pollinators. Our goal is to maintain a pollinator-friendly environment by creating a corridor of interconnected properties – both private and public – that encourages the use of native plants and supports and promotes biodiversity.


We are working with a number of local community-based groups to ensure we are able to reach all corners of North Salem. Our partners include the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, North Salem Conservation Advisory Council, North Salem Improvement Society and North Salem Community Gardens as well as our very own NSOLF Preserves.


Please join us in our endeavor to attract bees, butterflies, birds and insects by planting native plants on your property. It can be as small as a container garden or as big as a meadow. If you would like to be a part of the Pollinator Pathway, please take the pledge. We will host several presentations throughout the year that will help keep you on track.


Pledge to support and protect local pollinators by adding native plants and refraining from the use of pesticides and herbicides. Includes features on your property like: 

  • A water feature like a bird bath, fountain or natural source.
  • Shelter such as leaf mulch, bee houses, and uncut plant stems for the Fall/Winter. 
  • A sequence of bloom from Spring to Fall, especially native host plants and pollinator favorites. 
  • Organic practices such as compost (no synthetic fertilizers or treated mulch). 


To become part of the pathway, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 To visit our Pollinator Pathway website go to www.pollinator-pathway.org/northsalem


To receive news and information about the North Salem Open Land Foundation, please email us with your name, address, phone and email address.

In our efforts to go green we would appreciate your email address so that we can reduce the amount of printed material we send. We do not share your email address with anyone.

Become a Volunteer - Join Our Team!

NSOLF is always looking for volunteers to support our efforts to protect rural open space and assist with Durand Cleanupevents.

Volunteer tasks include:

  • Trail stewardship - trail building, trail clean up, become a steward of a preserve
  • Photographing conserved lands - visit conserved lands to take photos for potential use in NSOLF publications (digital pictures only)
  • Special events - assist with check-in, set up, and clean up
  • Professional services - legal services, graphic design, assist with office tasks

If you are interested in volunteering, please email us and let us know what you would like to do.  Opportunities vary season by season and year by year.

If you don't see the right match for you, please tell us about your skills and interests and how you can help.

Click here for a Preserve Monitoring Form

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PO Box 176, North Salem, NY 10560

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