Pollinator Health Meetings
Date: May 9, 2018
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Board Room at the Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460
Contact: Duke Elsner, 231-922-4822, firstname.lastname@example.org; Carlos Garcia-Salazar, (616)-994-4580, email@example.com
Are you interested in supporting pollinator health in Michigan? Local MSU extension educators are partnering with MSU researchers to create three events this spring to discuss projects that MSU staff are working on and the opportunities in your area for supporting pollinators. This is part of a USDA funded project running for the next three years that aims to support honey bees, wild bees and monarch populations across Michigan.
We are looking to have constructive discussions with beekeepers, growers, conservation districts, land managers, utility companies, road and drain commissions, and others with the potential to support pollinator health.
Please join us for a short presentation of current projects, followed by a discussion with extension educators and researchers on how we can support and build local efforts towards pollinator health in your region.
Each of these meetings will last for two hours, and will have a similar schedule. The event will open with sign in and a short introduction, followed by a research update presentation by MSU staff, followed by time for a discussion of the locally-relevant approaches to improving pollinator health. We are looking for input from a range of local stakeholders interested in improving pollinator health and conservation.
The meetings are free and refreshments will be provided, but registration is requested so we may adequately supply refreshments. The schedule for these meetings is listed below.