Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy National Pollinator Week!

Six years ago, the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. The growing concern for pollinators is a sign of progress, but it is vital that we continue to maximize our collective effort. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture signs the proclamation every year.

Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Department of Agriculture have designated June 17-23, 2013 National Pollinator Week.

Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed and more. Therefore, Pollinator Week is a week to get the importance of pollinators’ message out to as many people as possible. It's not too early to start thinking about an event at your school, garden, church, store, etc. Check out some events near you on the Pollinator Partnership website. We'll be posting tips all week on how you can get involved to help.

Pollinators positively affect all our lives -- let's SAVE them and CELEBRATE them!

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