People and Pollinators Action Network works with both local and state governmental agencies and elected officials to encourage pollinator friendly policies in land and facility management.
We have been instrumental in passing municipal and county resolutions to encourage the conservation of and transition to healthy pollinator habitat, reduce the use of all kinds of pesticides and engage the public to develop a better understanding of the importance of pollinators.
At the state legislature, we were successful in passing a resolution in 2017 to designate I-76 as Colorado’s first pollinator highway from the Nebraska border to metro Denver. We have worked with CDOT to encourage the development of pollinator friendly roadway management policies. We have engaged state legislators in educational opportunities to learn more about the importance of pollinators to our overall biodiversity, our agricultural systems and healthy habitats. We have exciting plans for Colorado’s 2018 legislative season.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Get to know your elected officials at all levels and talk to them about the importance of pollinators.
- Join or start a new PPAN group in your local community.
- Meet with your parks, open space or recreation departments to learn about their management practices and how they affect pollinators.
- Make sure you are registered to vote and make sure you vote!