Don’t miss registering for 2017 Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes Conference

Arborists, city foresters, lawn and landscape professionals, public or private garden managers and golf course superintendents will benefit from attending this conference.

Photo by Rebecca Finneran, MSU Extension

Photo by Rebecca Finneran, MSU Extension

Time is running out to register for the 2017 Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes Conference Oct. 9-11 at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan. With reports worldwide of bee declines, 23 national, international and local speakers will explore the important topic. This year, participants have a unique opportunity to interact with some of the best experts in the country, including internationally-known author and professor Lawrence Packer.

The event has an expanded agenda that will focus on best management practices for arborists, city foresters, lawn and landscape professionals, public or private garden managers and golf course superintendents. With a keen focus on conservation and integrated pest management, four new individual sessions have been added.

Discussions will include the impacts and benefits of insects in urban landscapes along with pesticide regulation, pollinator protection and critical needs for green industry best management practices adoption. Reframing our perception of North American landscapes as large, geographical regions will provide the platform to develop action plans that urban landscape managers can use.

Designed to be fun, the conference is packed with gems of education. Register for the conference today! The conference has a maximum registration, so don’t wait too long. Rooms are still available in the conference hotel (Park Place Hotel in Traverse City).

Visit 2017 Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes Conference to view the complete program, download the brochure and register.

For more information on the conference, see the Michigan State University Extension article, “Second national conference on protecting pollinators in urban landscapes.”