The ROTARY CLUB is helping to save Pollinators! 

Declining pollinator populations have far-reaching implications. Pollinators are crucial to our food supply and our natural world and their loss leads to declining populations of birds, aquatic organisms, amphibians, and more.

Pollinators need more habitat and food clean of pesticides

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  • Plant native plants, pollinator gardens, and trees that are free of pesticides.
  • Reduce turf-grass; replace with gardens, prairies and bee lawns.
  • Leave gardens intact until late spring to provide nesting areas.
  • Show tolerance to a few key bee“weeds “ especially dandelions.
  • Be a volunteer gardener with Pollinator Friendly Alliance.
Pesticides compromise immunity or outright kill pollinators Neonicotinoid systemic insecticides are throughout the entire plant, making every tissue toxic. Neonics are used ubiquitously in farming, horticulture, on public lands and home gardens.

· HOW TO HELP:

  • Cease use of pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids and systemic insecticides.
  • Learn and use IPM (Integrated Pest Management) strategies that focus on regenerative practices.
  • Ask your garden center to sell plants free of systemic insecticides including neonics.
  • Buy food and products free of pesticides and GMO’s.
Help your own community to be Pollinator Friendly

· HOW TO HELP:

  • Join hundreds of cities around the world by organizing a pollinator friendly resolution for your city.
  • Volunteer, sponsor or support Pollinator Friendly Alliance programs.
  • Tell your community leaders and legislators to support pollinator conservation efforts.
  • Get your business, church, and community groups involved.
Educate yourself and spread the word!

· HOW TO HELP:

  • Register for the annual pollinator education symposium, “People For Pollinators”. 
  • Schedule a pollinator talk for your Rotary club, employees, church or group. Look here for speakers. 
  • Be a volunteer or sponsor at Pollinator Friendly's big annual awareness event, Polli*NATION on 9/11/2016 at Kissing Birch Farm, Stillwater, Minnesota.
Nature Deficit in Children. For kids to develop into adults who care about nature, they need to spend a childhood immersed in the wonderment of the natural world.

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