Bayer Celebrates National Pollinator Week

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To celebrate National Pollinator Week, Bayer Bee Care has granted funding to 58 projects that will focus on forage planting. Projects in more than 30 states and Washington D.C. and will recieve between $1,000 and $5,000 in hopes of meeting Feed a Bee‘s latest initiative of forage planting in every state by the end of 2018.

“It’s thrilling to see so much interest around the country in such a short amount of time,” said Dr. Becky Langer, project manager, Bayer North American Bee Care Program. “We’re more than halfway to accomplishing our goal after the first round of proposals with more than a year and a half left in the initiative. It’s rewarding to see organizations across the country come together with one common goal: providing quality nutrients for pollinators. We look forward to seeing all the creative project ideas yet to come!”

Kickoff for the projects began Saturday, June 17 in Washington D.C. and the first Family Garden Day of 2017. Round one of grant recipients include:

Auburn University, Alabama
IVM Partners, Arkansas
Social Advocates for Youth, California
McKeever Family, California
Auburn School Park Community Garden, California
Living Coast Discovery Center, California
Mystic Middle School, Connecticut
The Rotary Club of Cape Coral, Florida
Camp Viola, Georgia
Oglethorpe County Middle School, Georgia
Doc‘s Healing Hives and Honey Incorporation, Georgia
Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho
Friends of Camas National Wildlife Refuge, Idaho
Blackburn College, Illinois
North Central College, Illinois
Wesselman Nature Society, Indiana
Sustainable Communities Network/Ballew Family Farms, LLC, Kentucky
Riverside Municipal Golf Course, Maine
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Maine
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery, Massachusetts
Alice Ferguson Foundation, Maryland
IVM Partners, Maryland
Macomb Community College Bee Club, Michigan
Bay Midland Pheasants Forever, Michigan
Shooting Star Native Seeds, Minnesota
Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, Minnesota
Missouri Prairie Foundation, Missouri
Lakewood Hills Homeowner Association, Missouri
Hickory Hollow Farmstead, Missouri
Farmyard Education Foundation, New Jersey
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands, New York
Bethpage State Park, New York
SUNY Delhi, New York
Hurd Orchards, New York
Columbus Elementary School, New York
Jack Britt High School, North Carolina
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina
Columbus County Beekeepers Association, North Carolina
United Prairie Foundation, North Dakota
Little Miami Conservancy, Ohio
The Ohio State University, Ohio
St. Benedict Catholic Church, Oklahoma
Equinox Agribusiness, LCC, Oregon
Loyalhanna Watershed Association, Inc., Pennsylvania
The Land Trust for Tennessee, Tennessee
IVM Partners, Inc., Tennessee
Borderlands Research Institute, Texas
City of New Braunfels PARD, Texas
Gideon Lincecum Chapter – Texas Master Naturalists, Texas
Utah State University Extension, Utah
Belmont Ridge Middle School, Virginia
Downriver Golf Course/City of Spokane, Washington
Washington Youth Garden/Friends of the National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.
The Outdoor Education Center of For Love of Children, West Virginia
Iowa County Recreation and Prairie Restoration, Wisconsin
Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve, Wisconsin
Red Mountain Ranch, Wisconsin
Town/County of Menominee, Wisconsin

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