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Hyannis Business Group Lines Up Main Street Pollinator-Friendly Plants

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Hyannis — Main Street sidewalks in downtown Hyannis are lined with small meadows of cool greens, bright reds and yellows, muted shades of brown, soft pinks and purples, all teeming with bees and butterflies. increase.

This spring, the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District will open a West End roundabout from Yarmouth Road near Cape Cod Hospital as part of the Cape Cod Pollinator Pathway initiative.

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The project was led by Elizabeth Warfbain, director of the Hyannis Business Improvement District, and Mary Myrick, who handles social media for the district.

Wurfbain said the goal is “to create greener ways to beautify urban environments.”

But it’s not just about planting beautiful flowers.

“It all comes down to birds and bees,” Wurfbain said, noting how they, along with native pollinating plants, maintain and improve the overall environment.

The project was funded by the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District with funds paid by owners of properties along Main Street who pay quarterly fees to the district, Wurfbain said.

Planters and gardens built along the main street

The entire project, including 140 planters, several gardens along the pathway, and maintenance, costs about $15,000.