Liberty Utilities workers show off their green thumb.
The utility company invited employees to Baxter Springs to plant flowers and trees to help attract pollinators to the area. The project works with the company’s “Power to the Pollinators” initiative that pushes to increase the dwindling numbers of bees and butterflies. The organization says this is just an easy way for them to show their commitment to keeping Southeast Kansas thriving.
“Pollinators are in decline right now, so Kansas is a very agricultural state and we need a strong pollinator presence to help produce crops,” says Jason Grossman, Liberty Utilities.
The workers planted flowers at both ends of town by the Baxter Springs welcome signs. The plants they brought in included milkweed, cone flowers, american beauty berry and many others.