Advocated for managers of large landscapes to improve pollinator habitat on thousands of acres. In 2016, PPAN worked with several landscapes including: Denver International Airport, Denver Federal Center, Boulder County, City of Longmont and the City of Boulder.
Trained dozens of new backyard pollinator champions in workshops hosted in Boulder County and Denver.
CAMPAIGNING FOR POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY POLICY
Engaged public affairs consultants to represent pollinators for the first time at the Colorado State Capitol. Now that pollinators have a voice with lawmakers, we have forged new opportunities for taking the actions needed to defend pollinators.
Worked with local elected officials in front range communities to adopt pollinator friendly policies and practices.
Worked with partner groups to gather over 150 leaders from dozens of agencies and organizations for the first Colorado Pollinator Summit held at the Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental Complex at the University of Colorado Boulder. As a direct result, the Colorado Pollinator Network formed, a constellation of groups uniting time, resources, and knowledge to create larger protections for pollinators.
BUILDING PUBLIC ENTHUSIASM FOR POLLINATORS
Built local capacity for large-landscape protections from the ground up in Denver and Boulder by organizing groups that meet regularly to promote and support the a network of pollinator havens in backyards and in other urban landscapes. This ensures some safe habitat for pollinators while we build momentum for more formal protections in municipal and state governments.
Co-sponsored and organized Western Apicultural Conference in 2015 and Pollinator Appreciation Month in 2015 and 2016.