Tickets available for Lower Shore pollinator garden tour June 25-26

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SNOW HILL — Tickets can now be purchased for the Lower Shore Land Trust’s inaugural garden tour of 10 pollinator-friendly gardens on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.

It will be held June 25-26 and visitors will see beautiful gardens landscaped with native plants and gain inspiration for their own gardening projects.

This first time event will support efforts to increase pollinator habitat, promote the use of native landscaping and raise awareness for the benefits of pollinators through the LSLT Pollinator Certification Program.

As an added bonus there is a raffle of an original oil painting by Laura Jenkins titled “Beehives and Butterflies.” Valued at $750 raffle tickets are $20 for one or $50 for three and can be purchased at the same time tickets are purchased for the tour — or $40 for one tour ticket and one raffle ticket. Visit https://tinyurl.com/tjuxuhfu for tickets and sponsorships.

Recently Delmarva Power, together with its program administrator Delaware Nature Society (DelNature), selected eight local municipalities, recreational authorities and nonprofits to receive nearly $75,000 in funds to support open space and resiliency projects in Delaware and Maryland.

One of them was the Lower Shore Land Trust which was awarded $8,700 to fund a pollinator habitat and restoration project in public spaces on the Lower Eastern Shore. Educational programming is to be a part of this, letting the public know about the importance of pollinators and their role in the food/agricultural system.

“We have a strong commitment to protecting and preserving the environment in the communities we serve,” said Melissa Lavinson, senior vice president of Governmental and External Affairs for Pepco Holdings.

“Through our new Sustainable Communities Grant Program, we are helping our communities conserve critical open space, support recreational opportunities and build resilience in the face of a changing climate.”