Background of Pollinator Week
Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership.
Six years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. The growing concern for pollinators is a sign of progress, but it is vital that we continue to maximize our collective effort. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture signs the proclamation every year.
Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and more. Therefore, Pollinator Week is a week to get the importance of pollinators’ message out to as many people as possible. It's not too early to start thinking about an event at your school, garden, church, store, etc. Pollinators positively effect all our lives- let's SAVE them and CELEBRATE them!
| Thank you for celebrating with us Pollinator Week in 2012!
The week of June 18-24, 2012 was filled with fun and educational events across the nation as federal, state, and local organizations proclaimed the importance of pollinators and their protection.
Pollinator Week was proclaimed in 38 U.S. states and by the United States Department of Interior, Ken Salazar. In celebration of pollinators, people gathered for guided tours of local pollinator habitats and botanical gardens, planted pollinator gardens, attended talks by local beekeepers and pollinator blogger enthusiasts, and participated in recreational and educational pollinator-themed events.
The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 18-24, 2012 was designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
View the 2012 gallery