Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA Open House: Pesticide Reduction Strategies

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Reducing pesticide impacts and use is a key component of being a Bee City or Campus, but how this is achieved varies from one region to another as well as the specific location (is it a garden or a park, a formal planting or a natural area?). Join Sharon Selvaggio and Aaron Anderson of the Xerces …

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A Win-Win for Insects: Nature-Based Climate Solutions Address both Climate Change and Biodiversity Concerns

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Join Xerces Society Executive Director, Scott Black, as we kick off our next webinar series: Threats and Solutions. With well over one million known species, insects and other invertebrates eclipse all other forms of life on Earth. They are essential to the reproduction of most flowering plants, including many fruits, vegetables, and nuts; they are …

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Are Plants Sold as Pollinator-friendly also Pollinator-safe? The Case of Milkweed and How to Help

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A recently published study reported that milkweeds purchased from retail nurseries across 15 states contained an average of 12 pesticides per plant. Join the lead researchers from the University of Nevada-Reno and Xerces Society to learn more about the findings and to learn what consumers and retailers can do to help turn the tide toward …

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In-Person Workshop: Implementing a community-wide pollinator protection program

University of Georgia 1197 S Lumpkin St, Athens

Optional workshop: "Implementing a community-wide pollinator protection program" at the Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes 2022 conference (October 10-12) held at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Workshop led by Laura Rost, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation; Peter Helfrich, Decatur, GA Bee City; and Tyra Byers, University of Georgia Bee Campus.  

$180 – $275

Simplifying Your Bee City and Bee Campus Outreach: A Template Presentation on “How to Reduce Pesticides at Home”

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Education and outreach to the broader community is a key component of Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA. In this webinar, staff from the Xerces Society's pesticide reduction team will demonstrate a free, template presentation "How to Reduce Pesticides at Home," that affiliate cities and campuses can download and present at local events. The …

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External webinar: Pollinators, Pesticides & People: Landscaping Certifications Explained

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Hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Presentation by Laura Rost, coordinator of Bee Campus USA, an initiative of the Xerces Society, and Sheina Crystal, Director of Communications and Campaigns at Rewild Your Campus (formerly Herbicide Free Campus). Interested in sustainability certifications for your campus landscape? We’re here to …

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We Need to Talk About Honeybees

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To help ensure healthy ecosystems and successful harvests, pollinator conservation is essential. For many people, pollinator conservation is synonymous with the honey bee and beekeeping, but the story is bigger than that; much, much bigger than that. As we work to conserve pollinators, we need to ensure that our efforts are best directed where they …

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Practitioners Talk About IPM: Turning Lemons into Lemonade – the Story of Wilsonville, OR

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A private parking lot in Wilsonville, Oregon became the unexpected site of the country's largest bumble bee kill, when an estimated 50,000-100,000 bumble bees died during Pollinator Week in 2013, after neonicotinoid insecticide was applied to linden trees located in the lot. Since then, the City of Wilsonville has rallied to support bee conservation through …

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Pollinators in the woods? The place of wild bees in a changing forested landscape

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Come join Kass Urban-Mead, Xerces Pollinator Conservation Specialist, NRCS Partner Biologist, for an adventure exploring how wild bees use the woods--from the leafy forest floor to the tippy top of the canopy. Although we usually think of bees busy in our gardens, flower patches, and meadows (which is true!), that is not the only place …

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