The Chattanooga Area Pollinator Partnership has been established by the Wild Ones Tennessee Valley Chapter, part of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, a national nonprofit with the mission of preserving and restoring native plant communities and promoting sustainable landscaping practices.
Our project to restore pollinator habitat is inspired by the Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership. We are working cooperatively with other area organizations to expand pollinator protection north and east of that metropolitan area.
We are volunteers, gardeners, teachers, conservationists and students concerned about increasing and improving pollinator habitat.
On the website, there is also information about NATIVE PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS. There, you can download lists with information about bloom times, growing conditions, bloom colors, and the sizes of native plants that support pollinators.
CHAPP also offers SEEDS FOR EDUCATION grants for local teachers and educators to create learning opportunities by enhancing their schoolyards with butterfly gardens and other pollinator habitats. These projects enrich the learning environment and provide aesthetic and environmental benefits.
Soon, we will have a link to MAP YOUR GARDEN to help us show the pollinator habitat in our area.