Pollinator Week

June 20 -26, 2016

A local Pollinator Week event, 2014

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them

Nine 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 into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

The Pollinator Partnership is proud to announce that June 20-26, 2016 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership.

Find Events

Check out the nationwide Pollinator Week events from 2016.

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Take Action

Why should you contact your Governor?

Many states require in-state requests for events such as Pollinator Week to be officially proclaimed. Thanks to wonderful citizens like you, all 50 states declared Pollinator Week in 2015!

Please take a moment to sign and mail the letter below to your governor. Your effort is making Pollinator Week 2016 a great success!


How should you contact your Governor?

1. Write

2. Call

Suggested script for calling Governor's Office

  • Hello my name is NAME. Can I speak to the person that handles proclamations?
  • I am calling to follow up on a letter sent by the Pollinator Partnership requesting the governor proclaim STATE Pollinator Week, June 20-26, 2016. The Pollinator Partnership would love to demonstrate STATE'S support for pollinators to its citizens. Please let me know what I can do to move this proclamation forward.
  • Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. Have a great day.
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Resources

Download and use any of the images below to spread the word on social media, event flyers, or your website.


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Poster

2016 Pollinator Week Poster

This year's poster, Trees for Bees, by artist Natalya Zahn, is a beautiful reminder of the many trees you can include in your pollinator-friendly habitat.

View or purchase any of our posters by clicking below:

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Pollinator Facts

Why are pollinators important and why do they matter to me?

We have the answers in PDF format below - feel free to print and distribute during Pollinator Week.

General Facts About Pollination

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Pollination Facts for Farmers & Ranchers

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Pollination Facts for Gardeners

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Pollination Facts for Food Industry

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Pollination Facts for Educators & Students

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