Parks for Pollinators is a national campaign focused on raising public awareness of the current pollinator crisis, encouraging local action, and positioning parks as a national leader in advancing pollinator health. This campaign will assess the public’s understanding of pollinators and pollinator protection actions along with increasing the capacity of local park and recreation agencies to engage and educate communities around pollinator topics.
Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz
Join us this June in raising awareness of pollinators nationwide by hosting a Parks for Pollinator BioBlitz in your community!
What's Happening to Pollinators?
Pollinators are essential to our ecosystem. Over 75% of the world's flowering plants and 35% of the world's crops rely on pollinators. Did you know that one out of every three bites of food you eat is there because of pollinators? They are not only an essential for our food production, they support healthy ecosystems.
Almost all Americans agree that communities should have special places to support pollinators. But most people don’t know how they can help, although they would if they were shown how.
Parks are vital to creating and sustaining pollinator habitat in our public spaces but also play a key role in educating community members on how they can help. As pillars in their communities, park and recreation agencies are uniquely positioned to advance pollinator health and protection strategies at the local level.
Pollinator species have declined in numbers, become endangered or even gone extinct due to the loss of natural food supplies and habitat. By helping create and restore pollinator habitat across the country in public spaces along with educating communities of their importance, great strides can be made in their recovery. Join us in supporting pollinators nationwide and do your part to help!