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Pollinator Partnership

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Education

Mission: The Pollinator Partnership protects the health of managed and native pollinating animals vital to our North American ecosystems and agriculture . The Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.

Programs: The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign - NAPPC is affiliated with over 170 organizations, working to implement promote and support a clear, continent-wide coordinated action plan to encourage activities that assure documented increases in numbers and health of both resident and migratory pollinating species. The goal of the NAPPC conference is to plan for significant initiatives related to increased awareness and direct involvement in pollinator throughout North America by engaging the audiences that have the most potential to create positive gains for pollinators. These target protection audiences have been identified as federal public land managers, farmers and ranchers, gardeners and food consumers, utility and transportation rights of way managers, and municipal areas and golf course superintendents. A few highlights of NAPPC's accomplishments include (1) partnering with numerous government organizations influencing over 1. 5 billion acres of US Land, (2) creation of pollinator-friendly ecoregional planting guides free to download on the pollinator partnership website, (3) the ecoregional guides are a series of 24 page, beautifully illustrated booklets describing all that is needed in each ecoregion of the 35 bailey's ecosystem provinces. Each guide has a different cover illustrating the farming and wildlife communities of the location. Each has a customized plant list for the ecoregion, a list of bloom periods, and habitat hints. Specific instructions are given for farmers, public land managers and home gardeners. Also included are how-to checklists, background on pollinators of all types, resources for further investigation, and a request for feedback. Because the guides are online, we can update them and make additions as we receive feedback from users. CDRC- Corn Dust Research Consortium - the CDRC funded three research teams, led by Dr. Reed Johnson of The Ohio State University, Dr. Mary Harris of Iowa State University, and Dr. Art Schaafsma, University of Guelph on behalf of the grain farmers of Ontario. It is hoped that the preliminary results and provisional recommendations will inform best practices for the 2014 planting season. Additional research in subsequent seasons will be needed to replicate and substantiate the findings. The consequences of potential harm to honey bees have been taken very seriously by every institution involved in this collaboration. We have achieved something remarkable and rare - a consortium working together to improve the situation for honey bees through balanced, unbiased, and cooperative engagement in objective science. Pollinator Habitat and Research - Pollinator Partnership (P2) conducts studies to assess the effects of habitat plantings, restorations, competition between species, and sustainable programs to support pollinator habitat. In addition to this monitoring and survey function, the P2 advocates our S. H. A. R. E. (simply have areas reserved for the environment) approach to the planet. Every human interface with a landscape can simply have areas reserved for the environment. We believe that pollinators show the way to sharing. When you plant for pollinators, then plants, pollinators, people, and the environment all benefit. From backyards to window boxes, schools to farms, from churches to corporations, everyone is getting involved and registering their S. H. A. R. E. landscape. We have registered over 1,000,000 S. H. A. R. E. sites to date. Our website has an easy upload form that can include photos or logos from the habitat area. The resulting map is growing across the globe, showing places of keen pollinator interest as well as opportunities to increase habitat for pollinators. iabin, apps, youth education, school garden kit, p2 canada, monarch

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I find the Pollinator Partnership to have a mission oriented, cooperative and collegial Board. As a new member of the Board, I was attracted by the critical importance of the Pollinator Partnership's work; particularly as we cope with climate variability and the disruptions it is causing in our natural world. To date, being a part of the Board has been an engaging and worthwhile experience. The members are diverse, universally kind and respectful to one another, and have a clear focus on advancing the mission.

Paige S.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Pollinator Partnership is a fantastic conservation organization doing incredible work to protect pollinators. Their work centers on ground work and sound science making them credible and able to build strong partnerships.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a organization worth getting behind! Love everything they do to protect and promote our little pollinator friends. Their eco regional gardening guides makes it easy to implement a pollinator friendly habitat in your own home...I mean, who doesn’t want more butterflies fluttering around their backyard?! Thoughtfully executed community outreach has incentivized local businesses to join the cause and grow gardens of their own. Caring and informative staff to boot, I couldn’t recommend this non profit more!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pollinator Partnership is one of the most authentic and motivated nonprofits I've interacted with. They are an incredible resource for science-based solutions and approachable for people with little knowledge about the environment. I love their engagement on social media, and they have a wonderful community presence. My favorite story is visiting their garden project at Russian River Vineyards.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pollinator Partnership is such an inspiring conservation organization - their people, methods, ground work, and sound science are doing so much to protect pollinators and positively impact the environment. Thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pollinator partnership is an amazing conservation organization. As a local elementary school teacher At SFUSD and advocate for the environment, I have used their many free resources. They have excellent and useful educational and interesting resources free for the public! I am very thankful to be able to use this local nonprofit and deeply support and appreciate their work !

Tom Van A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I really appreciate their work. They are science-based, educate the public, and focus on collaboration and partnerships to help others take ownership action, such as sharing their landscapes with pollinators.

Donor

Rating: 5

The commitment and expertise to science and the conservation of pollinators by Pollinator Partnership is exceptional! P2 does great field work as well as provides education and collaboration for individuals and agencies throughout the field.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization that provides clear and easily understandable ways to implement conversation measures. Their website is very easy to navigate and provides a ton of great resources on pollinators!

Client Served

Rating: 5

P2 (aka Pollinator Partnership) has a wonderful mission advocating for pollinator friendly policies in government as well as working with community members to promote pollinator friendly flora. Every home gardener should use their location specific Planting Guides to ensure that they promoting robust pollinator communities through the use of native plants.

Sarah Rourke J.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing advocacy.... Pollinator Partnership is making a difference and a wonderful example of what it means to fight for conservation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization with a wide reaching net in the US and Canada supporting all pollinating creatures!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization has provided a valuable service by making the public aware of simple ways to make adjustments in their daily activities to help the pollinators, and thus our environment. With their website, educational materials and Bee Smart app, they have put all the tools and information we need at our fingertips. They have been wonderful to work with!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization has very clear, reasonable goals. I feel like I can make a difference with them. They're great at reaching out to their members via social media.