Greenwich Pollinator Pathway in partnership with the Town Conservation Commission has commissioned a mural to be installed on Putnam Avenue across from the Greenwich High School football stadium
The mural will be the ﬁrst in Greenwich and depicts pollinator habitat. Pollinators are responsible for most of our food supply and the greening of our landscape and they are being lost to development and the use of landscape chemicals. Greenwich Pollinator Pathway encourages residents to plant native trees, shrubs and plants in order to grow and restore this habitat. This is the message of the Pollinator Pathway mural — biodiversity within the human landscape. Nelson Rivas, an internationally respected muralist, will be installing the mural and brings a bold, yet sensitive vision for this installation.
The 100-foot-long wall is located at a bus stop on East Putnam Avenue at Overlook Drive. Part of the project is to move the glass and steel-framed bus shelter to allow the artist access to the full wall.
When the shelter is replaced a series of panels will be hung inside the shelter and provide information about pollinators, native plants and the mission of Pollinator Pathway, effectively providing a temporary exhibition for passersby, particularly students, who frequent this walkway on their daily commute.
The mural, the bus shelter, cleaning of the wall and its maintenance after the installation comprise the $25,000 budget for the installation. Sustainable CT has provided a $7500 matching grant, leaving $17,500 to be raised from within the community. We invite broad support at any level to fund this project, which is scheduled to be completed installed by the end of May 2021.
Greenwich Pollinator Pathway views this project as a celebration of spring, native habitats, coming out of the pandemic and the whole of the planet and sincerely hopes you will celebrate with us.