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Everyone knows the importance of pollinators in our ecosystem. The Green Crew has ambitious plans to spread the love of pollinators far and wide. Start by cultivating multiple native pollinator habitats at the Izaak Walton Chapter house and then expand into our neighbor’s backyards.
Projects with Immediate Impact
We have several projects that are being developed to have an immediate impact on native pollinators.
Our Home Habitats
There are four distinct pollinator habitats on the Izaak Walton Minnesota Valley land. We are maintaining and improving them. We overseed in the winter and do target planting and transplanting in the spring. In the summer, we track and record the plants and the pollinating visitors.
We are building a spring and summer team of trained youth who can support established pollinator gardens regularly. Too often, pollinator gardens and habitats are established but not maintained. It is our goal to ensure that these habitats flourish. Our team is putting together a bi-weekly checklist of tasks and then adopting established habitats to provide them with a little extra love.
We need more habitat for native pollinators. The native flowers and flowering plants need to be native. The Green Crew wants to expand available habitat yearly through education, promotion, and managed services.
Adding the monarch to the endangered species list brings the crisis of prospective extinction to our backyards. Working with other organizations to tag, monitor, properly raise, and track monarchs, the Green Crew, is working with science-based programs to make a difference.