Wings at Work
Giving Birds and Bees a Place to Call Home
Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on insect pollinators to reproduce. However, habitat loss has been a harsh contributor to the decline in the population of butterflies, bees, and birds. Our Wings at Work program will combat this population decline by creating and fostering suitable habitats vital to pollinators.
Creating bug-friendly habitats
An exciting transformation will occur in the open spaces surrounding generating stations and our transmission corridors, taking what was once woody growth or turf grass and weeds, and turning it into abundant meadows of native plants. By providing pollinators with a new, flourishing place to call home, they will continue to provide us with nourishing and delicious food for our tables.
Expanding our commitment
To date, 43,000 acres of open spaces have been converted to habitat suitable for pollinators. At least 60 additional acres of new habitat will be created at several of our power stations including Brunswick County, Yorktown, Clover, Possum Point, and Bath County. We have changed our mowing practices to give native plants better chances for robust growth.
Invested in our communities
Later this year, Dominion Energy will work with landowners who want to create sanctuaries for pollinators along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route in Virginia and North Carolina. Additionally, over the past six months, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has provided almost $50,000 in grants for seven pollinator projects.