Celebrate National Pollinator Week with NRCS, Partners
One of every three bites of food we eat is dependent on pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and other critters, that play an enormous role in plant reproduction. Pollinators provide approximately $20 billion worth of pollination for American crops each year.
Many pollinator species are seeing declines in population as a result of habitat loss, disease, parasites and over-use of pesticides. To help raise awareness of pollinators, NRCS and its key partners, such as Pollinator Partnership, are celebrating National Pollinator Week. This week affords an annual opportunity to raise awareness for pollinators. Learn what’s planned for your area.
NRCS has teamed up with landowners across the U.S. to use conservation to aid pollinators. This win-win effort – for pollinators, the environment and agriculture– is made possible by producers who create pollinator habitat in their fields, pastures and forests. If you would like to create or improve pollinator habitat on your land, contact your local NRCS field office for assistance.