EPA Celebrates Pollinator Week; Encourages Pollinator Protection Every Day

For Release:  June 21, 2016

Pollinators are a vital part of America’s economy and environment. Without pollinators, it would be difficult, if not impossible, for our fruits and vegetables to grow. From June 20-26, EPA encourages you to celebrate Pollinator Protection Week, a week dedicated to highlighting the importance of bees, bats, birds, butterflies and other pollinators.

EPA is joining other federal agencies and organizations in promoting pollinator protection. What can you do to protect pollinators? EPA has tips and resources for the general public, growers, and pesticide manufacturers, including a new infographic (PDF) (1 pp, 578.29 K, About PDF) to demonstrate what you can do to protect pollinators in your yard.

Spread the word about the important of pollinators by using #PollinatorWeek in your social media posts and by sharing our social media messages. Retweet us.

Learn about the Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honeybees and Other Pollinators.

Learn more about EPA’s efforts to protect pollinators from pesticide exposure.