Biodiversity Matters Series: Bring Back the Pollinators
“Bring Back the Pollinators” is the second program in the Biodiversity Matters series co-sponsored by the Wild Ones Northern Rockies (WONR) Chapter and the Sandpoint Library.
Four simple steps to help with pollinator conservation will be discussed by George Gehrig as he gives the Xerces Society’s “Bring Back the Pollinators” presentation. Growing pollinator-friendly flowers, providing nest sites, avoiding pesticides, and spreading the word will be the focus. With these core values, pollinator conservation can be adapted to any location, whether you tend to an urban community garden or a suburban yard.
About the Presenter:
George Gehrig is the president of the Wild Ones Northern Rockies Chapter which is co-sponsoring this event. He is also a Xerces Society Ambassador. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects wildfire through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. The mission is accomplished by understanding conservation science and then translating this science into action. Additionally, George is the Founder of the Northern Rocky Mountain Biodiversity Challenge.
Wild Ones Northern Rockies (WONR) Chapter based in Sandpoint, Idaho is a co-sponsor of this event at the Library; its president is George Gehrig. WONR promotes environmentally friendly, sound landscaping to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities across the United States. Wild Ones chapters are a space where like-minded people gather to support each other in learning about landscaping with native plants and to share with others in their communities and networks about why it’s important to reintroduce native plants into public and private gardens and how to go about doing it. Chapters are where change happens. We are excited to offer local residents the opportunity to expand their impact in the natural landscaping movement and help promote native plants! This local Chapter anticipates assisting with the installation and maintenance of pollinator plants in the Sandpoint Library’s Garden, along with organizing and delivering the Biodiversity Matters series.