It’s a great time to plan how to promote and use pollinators to raise awareness for the 2016 landscape and gardening season.
Bee City USA
Bee City USA certification is an honor and a responsibility. Launched in 2012, the Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. Cities, towns and communities across America are invited to make these commitments and become certified as a Bee City USA affiliate.
Mayor’s Monarch Pledge
Through the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, cities and municipalities are committing to create habitat and educate citizens about how they can make a difference at home. More than 75 cities have pledged Monarch support.
Caption: The City of San Antonio adopted all 24 of the National Wildlife Fund’s recommended actions for assisting Monarchs.
Pollinator Week is an international celebration of the ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles that are vital to our ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watersheds, and more. Pollinator Week is a week to get the importance of pollinators’ message out to as many people as possible.
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
The National Pollinator Garden Network represents nearly one million active gardeners and 15,000 schoolyard gardens. The Network is challenging the nation to reach the goal of one million additional pollinator gardens by the end of 2016. The Network works to provide resources for to create more pollinator habitat through sustainable gardening practices and conservation efforts.
NewTerrain March 2, 2016