National Pollinator Week Celebrated

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Marshfield Monarchs photo

Pollinator Partnership Prepares for an Action-Packed (and Physically Distant) Pollinator Week

Pollinator Week 2020 (June 22-28) is the thirteenth consecutive year of bringing greater awareness to the critically important issue of pollinator conservation since Pollinator Partnership (P2) founded the initiative in 2007.

While this year might not be a typical Pollinator Week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the planet have pledged to continue promoting pollinator health and well-being through socially distant and responsible events.

Through the numerous virtual gatherings, webinars, responsible planting sessions, socially distant garden and farm walks, and monument lightings, Pollinator Week 2020 is geared to be the busiest and best one yet! Over 30 state governors and many mayors of cities and townships across the US and Canada have signed proclamations supporting the observance of Pollinator Week.

In addition, for the first time in any administration, the EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, has signed an agency wide proclamation for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, joining Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secretary
of the Interior David Bernhardt.

“Pollinators are vital to both our agricultural food supply and a healthy environment,” said EPA Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dapolito Dunn. “Protecting pollinators requires the work of dedicated people across the nation, and we are proud to partner with Pollinator Partnership to achieve our shared goals.”

Laurie Davies Adams, President and CEO of Pollinator Partnership, noted that “P2
anticipates great things this week for pollinator health and discussions about how to support them. Our approach of inclusiveness and collaboration is helping promote dialogue across all sectors of land management in North America.”

Learn more about Pollinator Week here. Learn more about Marshfield’s Monarch Butterfly exhibit here.

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