Mid Michigan College and the Department of Natural Resources invite you to join us Tuesday, June 18 at Mid's Mt. Pleasant Campus for the launch of the Pollinator Project.
Due to a loss of habitat, the eastern Monarch population has declined by 90% and other pollinators are experiencing a decline as well. Bees, which pollinate one third of the world's food crops, have declined 50% in recent decades. However, these alarming declines have sparked conservation programs across the nation to take action.
“Pollinator Projects are focused on protecting pollinators and restoring habitats, and Mid is excited to become a part of this effort,” commented Amy Fisher, Dean of Business and Professional Studies and Mid-Green committee member at Mid.
The event is free and open to the public. The even schedule is listed below.
- 11am - Noon | Mt. Pleasant Campus | Community Room
- Learn about the Pollinator Project with the Department of Natural Resources
- Backyard Gardens for Pollinators with Mid Faculty Member Ryan Dziedzic
- Noon | Official Planting Begins | Mt. Pleasant Campus
- Field Adjacent to Morey Technical Education Center Parking Lot
- 12:30pm - 1pm | Mt. Pleasant Campus | Community Room
- Light Refreshments
Mid’s Pollinator Project Planting Day event is being held during National Pollinator Week. This week was designated twelve years ago the U.S. Senate. You can learn more about National Pollinator Week at www.fws.gov/pollinators.