POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Garden club has revealed the name for the new pollinator garden located at the municipal complex, called “Pollinator Point.”
Club president Sharon Moritz revealed this name last week, and said it “is a great choice for this project as it encapsulates the intent and plays off the town name.”
The club received over 80 separate potential names from the community during its months-long survey process. Thanks to the collaboration with the Point Pleasant School District, 22 percent of suggestions came from children under the age of 18.
The submissions contained several common words. Some 46 percent of the potential names contained the word ‘garden,’ which was the most common of the keywords submitted; 29 percent of the submissions made a reference to Point Pleasant Borough; and 31 percent of the names contained some derivation of the word ‘pollinator’ or ‘pollination.’
Once the deadline for name submissions passed, members of the club began the process of selecting the pollinator garden’s name. About 85 percent of the club members participated in an initial round of voting which narrowed the choices. Names with references to ‘bees’ and ‘monarchs’ were eliminated because they referred to specific species and the garden will support multiple pollinators.
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