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Pollinator Partnership's Pollinator Week
Pollinator Week shines a spotlight on the vital role of pollinators in our agriculture and ecosystems. Pollinators are responsible for approximately one in three bites of food, they promote ecosystem health, and lay the foundation for a sustainable future.
Over 30 state governors and many mayors of cities and townships across the U.S. and Canada have signed proclamations supporting the observance of Pollinator Week (June 22-28).
In addition, for the first time in any administration, the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, has signed an agency-wide proclamation for the United States EPA, 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,” says 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 (P2) to achieve our shared goals.”
While conservation efforts are improving the health and ecosystem for pollinators, many species are still in peril. As a result of P2’s commitment and coordination of Pollinator Week, people across North America are motivated to help pollinators, and this is represented in the enthusiastic response that Pollinator Week evokes.
Laurie Davies Adams, president and CEO of Pollinator Partnership, says, “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.”
Visit the Pollinator Week Website at pollinator.org/pollinator-week to gain access to the scheduled activities for Pollinator Week. Some of the events include:
- P2 and the EPA will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to build on their relationship and to include the development of new approach methods to improve bee health and to increase their work together for pollinator sustainability.
- Bee+ Webinar: P2’s Isaac Lisle will speak about bee-friendly farming in an Almond Board of California webinar, highlighting the registration process on June 26. bit.ly/37GWPpp
- P2 and Qcify, an innovative AI quality control technology that helps almond growers, will appear in a Facebook Live Event on June 26 in celebration of the successful Qcify Bee Friendly Farming fund-raising campaign. There will also be an unveiling of a significant donation to the Bee Friendly Farming Program to improve sustainability and pollinator health in almond orchards.