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Environmental Protection Agency Celebrates Pollinator Week

Pollinators are a vital part of America’s economy and environment. Without pollinators, it would be difficult, if not impossible, for our fruits and vegetables to grow. From June 15-21, the Environmental Protection Agency encourages you to celebrate Pollinator Week, a week dedicated to highlighting the importance of bees, bats, birds, butterflies and other pollinators.

EPA is continuing to take action to help protect pollinators, as outlined in the Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. Here are some our current actions. EPA is accepting comments on its Proposal to Protect Bees from Acutely Toxic Pesticides. On Tuesday, June 23 from 3-4:30 Eastern, EPA will hold a webinar to explain the basics of the proposal. You can access the webinar here https://epa.connectsolutions.com/pollinatorproposal/.

EPA is joining other federal agencies, the National Wildlife Federation, the Pollinator Partnership (pollinator.org) and many more organizations in the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (http://millionpollinatorgardens.org/) to promote pollinator health.

What can you do to protect pollinators? EPA has tips and resources for the general public, growers and pesticide manufacturers http://www2.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/what-you-can-do-protect-honey-bees-and-other-pollinators.

Spread the word by using #PollinatorWeek in your social media posts and by sharing our social media messages. Retweet us at https://twitter.com/EPA/status/610460326597951488

Learn more about pollinators at www2.epa.gov/pollinator-protection

For more information on Pollinator Week, visit http://pollinator.org/pollinator_week_2015.htm

2 Responses

  1. […] Butterflies are pollinators though they are less efficient at moving pollen between flowers than bees are. They don’t pick up as much pollen on their legs and bodies. This week is National Pollinator Week. For some interesting research and other information about pollinators you can visit Environmental Protection Agency-Pollinator Week […]

  2. Reblogged this on beewiseja.

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