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Stay tuned for Phase II of the New POLLINATOR PARK

On May 21st Pollinator Friendly champions seeded the bee lawn and planted the native flower garden at the corner of Owens and Laurel Streets in Stillwater.  Watch for Wild Bergamot, Rough Blazingstar, Yellow Headed Coneflower, Joe-Pye Weed, Compass Plant, Oxe-eye, New England Aster, Fragrant Hyssop, Heartleaf Golden Alexander, Meadowrue.  Stay tuned for Phase II - Short Prairie.

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Free online video PEOPLE FOR POLLINATORS series

pollinator biology, habitat, pesticides, conservation, birds, plants and more.  1.  WILD BEES (Xerces Society), 2. POLLINATOR HABITAT ON FARMS (Blue Tree Fruit Farm & Xerces Society), 3. AMERICA'S FLYWAY (Izaak Walton League), 4. PESTICIDES & POLLINATORS . CAN WE CO-EXIST (Dr. Vera Krischik with Lex Horan of Pesticide Action Network), 5. RETHINKING URBAN HABITATS (Bob Engstrom & Minnesota Native Landscapes)


New Volunteer and Intern Opportunities

Support Pollinator Friendly Alliance

email: laurie@pollinatorfriendly.org

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR  Consider joining our amazing team of organizers and volunteers for this volunteer driven non profit conservation organization.  The VC plays an important and integral role in fundraising, awareness programs, gardening workshops and our big annual festival. The ideal candidate is positive, self-motivated, outgoing, confident, and articulate. The coordinator will motivate and organize volunteers. This is a professional, goal-oriented position great for resume building and community connectedness. Personal rewards are many as we work together to make our world a better place for pollinators and people too.  

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR    The Pollinator Friendly Alliance is a fast growing and active non profit conservation group based in the St. Croix River Valley. We have an amazing core of staff, volunteers and partnering pollinator champions. The CC is an important member of our organization and is responsible for documentation and the organization of Pollinator Friendly Alliance. Keeping the public, board, key positions and volunteers updated and informed.  This key position is the support system that keeps things running smoothly.  Duties include:

-maintains records and documentation of organization and activities

-coordinates meetings and writes minutes

-oversees communication among staff, board and public

-helps coordinate major events

-maintains email list and sends email blasts

-special projects and research

-maintains education materials inventory and presentation list

This is a professional position is great for resume building and community connectedness. Personal rewards are many and gleamed from the good work we are doing together to make our world a healthy place for pollinators and people too.


POLLINATOR CONSERVATION INTERNSHIPS
Learn pollinator advocacy and community organizing work alongside a progressive conservation group. Everyone is concerned about pollinators and we are helping community to make a difference locally and at the state level.  Our interns perform a variety of tasks including social media, advocacy, administrative, design, email database, letter writing, attending events, and more.  

2016 Pollinator Friendly Calendar

4/23/2016:  Pollinator Friendly Garden Party 10 AM - 1 PM: Start at Ramsey-Grove Park, 150 Grove Street South, Stillwater. Special Guest Margot Monson on Native Wild Pollinators, Pollinator Friendly Garden Demonstration by Green Gardeners, Baked Goods & Blue Moon Coffee from Great Harvest. Bring your garden gloves and dig in.

5/4/2016: Urban Landscape Workshops, Vanelli's by the Lake, Forest Lake:  6-8 PM

5/13/2016: Bee Monitoring "Refresher" Field Day, Fish Creek Natural Area, Maplewood, Xerces Society

5/15/2016: PFA at Midwest District Rotary Conference, Mystic Lake

5/15/2016: Bee Monitoring Field Day with Xerces Society, Native bee identification and monitoring training. Call 651-249-2170 to register.  Fish Creek Natural Area, Maplewood

5/20-5/22/16: Art-A-Whirl, Food Building, 1401 Marshall Street NE, Mpls 55413

5/21/2016:  Join us at the new POLLINATOR PARK in Stillwater to plant the all new and beautiful pollinator gardens.  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Corner of Laurel Avenue and Owens in Stillwater, Minnesota. Watch our facebook page for more details.

June 2016: Polli-NATION Art Salon at Kissing Birch Farm. Join the amazing volunteer team to create the art installation for Polli-NATION 2016 Festival. 11 AM - 2 PM. Stay tuned for details to come.

5/25/2016: Andover YMCA Health & Wellness Festival, 9 am - noon

6/9/2016: Sustainable Stillwater Launch: Grand Ballroom, 301 South 2nd Street, Stillwater:  530 - 9 pm. Networking, TED talks on Stillwater initiatives, Visioning.

Summer Pollinator Garden, Bee Lawn, and Prairie Installation Workshops TBA!

7/9/16:  Sustainable Stillwater Launch, Grand Ballroom, 301 South 2nd Street, Stillwater: 5:30 - 9 pm. Connect with and learn what's happening for a healthy environment in Stillwater.

9/11/16: Polli-NATION 2016   tiny GIANTS - help us plan this great party! email laurie@pollinatorfriendly.org  (see 2015 Polli-NATION pictures here)  (Flashmob video)