I am pleased to report that Colorado became a safer state for pollinators in 2017. Many of our victories were hard-won, but your commitment helped make the difference. Thank you! Together we are making critical progress for pollinators in Colorado.
The People & Pollinators Action Network (PPAN) was born in late 2014 from the modest aim of public policy reform addressing the misapplication of pesticides. In the last three years our efforts have yielded new protections for Colorado’s pollinators and important lessons that will help shape our strategy in the future.
Along the way we discovered the need for a comprehesive, state-wide approach to protection that pieces together safe pollinator habitat, one yard, city, and policy at a time. Our goal is nothing short of a regional sanctuary for the birds, insects, and bats upon which we all depend. Within the pages of this annual report you will discover more about how we plan to get there.
Though we’ve made progress on all fronts, there’s much still to do. Your support has sparked powerful interest in protecting Colorado’s pollinators. With your help, we can build upon that momentum and, year by year, Colorado can become the healthy pollinator sanctuary we all deserve.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Sue Anderson, Co-Chair – People & Pollinators Action Network