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Pollinator Summit: The 2016 Pollinator Summit will focus on plants and plant choices as an important solution to protecting pollinators on our urban landscapes, including current research and best practices that can be applied in your own work or community.

8/18/2016
When: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - MacMillan Auditorium
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota  55318
United States
Contact: 612-301-1210

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SUMMIT OVERVIEW
Pollinators and other beneficial insects are in trouble, with multiple stressors such as habitat loss, fragmentation, pesticide use, and disease all contributing to alarming declines in their health and biodiversity. This has serious implications for the health of our landscapes, our food systems, and our communities. The 2016 Pollinator Summit will focus on plants and plant choices as an important solution to protecting pollinators on our urban landscapes, including current research and best practices that can be applied in your own work or community.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Presentations and case studies with a focus on current research and best practices in planting design, plant selection, plant materials and supply, and plant management on both public and private lands. The Summit will feature:

Current research information focusing on bee nutrition, and the connection between healthy pollinators and plants, including native and non-native plant species.

Projects with a goal of protecting pollinators, and that demonstrate best practices in planting design, plant selection, and plant management, including lessons learned on both private and public lands.

Local and regional policies affecting landscape development and management that address pollinators, to inform future needs and work.

Wild Bee Safaris - get up close and personal with native bees and other pollinators in the garden.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Landscape designers • landscape architects • land managers • state and local agency staff • parks and public works staff • community planners • non-profit staff • urban gardeners • elected and appointed officials • commercial growers • builders and developers • educators • concerned citizens • nurseries/garden centers/plant production staff • others inspired to protect pollinators

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