4th Annual BEST PRACTICES FOR POLLINATORS Summit 2019

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019  8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

hosted by Pollinator Friendly Alliance & Three Rivers Park District at

SILVERWOOD PARK, 2500 COUNTY ROAD E, ST. ANTHONY

2018 Summit was standing room only. An independent poll shows 87% of Minnesota citizens are concerned about pollinator decline, and justifiably so.  Bees and pollinators are struggling, putting natural ecosystems and agricultural systems at risk. Government needs to act now with new local and state land management practices and policies.  The Best Practices for Pollinators Summit provides resources, background and innovation. This comprehensive summit is packed full of useful and practical knowledge.                       

Who should attend:  Land managers (private, public, community, county, state), policymakers, public works and parks managers, environmental & parks commissions, roadside managers, parks & trails managers, county commissioners, city council, city and county planners and supervisors, and conservation educators.

Registration/Limited seating…. includes breakfast refreshments and materials. Certificate of completion available. Brought to you by Pollinator Friendly Alliance & Washington County Pollinator Consortium. Check in opens at 730 am. Advance registration now open - reserve your seat, it fills up quick.

PROGRAM

  • Registration, Breakfast, and Open Resource Tables.

  • Herbicide-Free Restoration Success Stories. Karin Jokela, Xerces Society; Dan Schutte, Shoreview Natives; Steve Thomforde, Ecologist; Great River Greening.

  • Large Area Prairie Conversion. John Moriarty, Three Rivers Park District.

  • Pollinator Habitat Seed Mixes. Bonnie Harper Lore.

  • Effects of Pesticides on Pollinators. U of M, Dr. Vera Krischik.

  • The Latest on Pollinator Conservation. Sarah Foltz Jordan, Xerces Society; Vera Krischik, U of M; Dan Schutte, Shoreview Natives; Lex Horan, Pesticide Action Network.

  • Turf Conversion for Pollinator Habitat. Bre Bauerly, Minnesota Native Landscapes.

  • Open Resource Tables.

Sponsors:  Pollinator Friendly Alliance, Minnesota Native Landscapes, Three Rivers Park District

Participating Organizations include:  Three Rivers Park District, Great River Greening, Washington County Pollinator Consortium, Washington County & Ramsey County Conservation Districts, Dakota County Parks, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture, Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, Xerces Society, Board of Water & Soil Resources BWSR, University of Minnesota.