Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a CNJG member, has partnered with New Jersey Audubon to create new habitat for bees, butterflies and birds at the Black Bear Golf Club at Crystal Springs Resort in Franklin, New Jersey.
The project began last year when JCP&L and Crystal Springs Resort personnel cleared an existing JCP&L transmission line right-of-way at the golf course and planted native grasses and wildflower seeds to create a pollinator friendly area. After one growing season, the results are promising, with an influx of bees, butterflies and birds in the area.
The goal of the project is to create a habitat favored by the insects and animals that pollinate flowers, agricultural crops, fruit trees and other plants, while also helping JCP&L ensure proper clearances along the transmission line corridor to ensure safe and reliable electric service to customers. The project also will include signage installed by Crystal Springs Resort to educate visitors about the work that was done and the importance of pollinators.