Saturday, June 5, 2010

National Pollinator Week

The fourth annual
National Pollinator Week
is June 21-27, 2010!

Three years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of the final week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. In just three years Pollinator Week has 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.

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.

Find Your Pollinator Information for your State 
Link for the California Central Valley Pollinator Guide

It's not too early to start thinking about an event at your school, garden, church, store, etc. Pollinators positively effect all our lives- let's SAVE them and CELEBRATE them!

The Pollinator Week Kit is filled with fliers, recipes, stickers and more for your NPW event.

Why Contact Your Governor

Many states require that one of their citizens request that events such as Pollinator Week be officially proclaimed. In 2009, 36 states officially declared Pollinator Week!

(According to the website, California has not proclaimed June 21-27 as National Pollinator Week yet!)

How to Contact Your Governor

The following documents are available for download; a list containing governor contact information and a sample letter that can be easily customized
Do you have a National Pollinator Week event you'd like to post on the Pollinator website? 

Send an email to with the subject title "Post My NPW Event". Also, send pictures after the event is complete to post!

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