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BRING BACK THE POLLINATORS
Take the Pledge to Protect Bees
April is National Gardening Month, and also when we celebrate Earth Day. What better time to announce a new Xerces campaign focused on bees? A productive garden needs bees and the earth would be a far poorer place without them.

Bring Back the Pollinators is based on four principles: grow pollinator-friendly flowers, provide nest sites, avoid pesticides, and spread the word. With these core values, pollinator conservation can be adapted to any location, whether you tend an urban community garden or a suburban yard, work in a city park or on a farm. Bring Back the Pollinators has already spread from coast to coast thanks to Rapid Refill. Now we are asking you to join in this campaign.  

We make the commitment to you that we will work every day to protect pollinators and their habitat. Will you make a similar commitment to the pollinators? Will you sign the pledge?

TO BRING BACK THE POLLINATORS, I WILL:
  • Grow a variety of pollinator-friendly flowers that bloom from spring through fall.
  • Protect and provide bee nests and caterpillar host plants.
  • Avoid using pesticides, especially insecticides.
  • Talk to my neighbors about the importance of pollinators and their habitat.


When you have signed the pledge, you may purchase and install our new pollinator habitat sign in your front yard, community garden, farm, or wherever you are to show your support for pollinators.

Together, we can bring back the pollinators!

Here are just a few things that Xerces is already doing to protect bees:

This is the first update on Bring Back the Pollinators. Watch out for future emails with more things you can do and information about our work.

DONATE NOW
We need your support in order to conserve invertebrate habitat.
HABITAT SIGN
Take the pledge and purchase our new habitat sign to do your part to protect pollinators.
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EVENTS
Now enrolling for Pollinator Conservation Short Courses in:
  • Arkansas
  • Maine 
  • Georgia
  • Oklahoma 
  • South Carolina
  • Montana
  • Minnesota 
JOIN OR RENEW
Become a member today to receive your copy of the latest edition of our member magazine Wings.
 
Please email suzanne@xerces.org with any membership questions. 
PHOTO CREDIT

Metallic sweat bee (Agapostemon sp.) on cosmos, by Matthew Shepherd, The Xerces Society.

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