Park and recreation agencies have a unique opportunity to help protect pollinators while advancing key sustainability plans and practices that strengthen the resiliency of their communities. Many agencies, municipalities and communities already are doing this work in some capacity. Success can be amplified by examining current efforts, identifying opportunities, and creating a team that can help build momentum and push goals forward. 

Parks and Pollinators: Taking Action and Advancing Sustainability can help park and recreation professionals develop a process to assess, identify and develop the teams, practices and efforts needed to advance your pollinator and sustainability efforts. This resource also provides a self-assessment worksheet to examine work being done and a chart to inventory potential partners that can be found here:Self-Assessment for Pollinator Friendly and Sustainable Parks


In addition, Parks and Pollinators: Taking Action and Advancing Sustainability provides tools to plan and advance sustainability efforts more effectively and broadly using expertise, resources and efforts already in place. It also helps examine your internal efforts as well as how you are engaging your community and building awareness for this work. Find sample policies, practices, budgeting information, ways to communicate benefits and other recommended resources in this resource. These tools can create momentum for your current efforts and create a core team to advance this work in the future.

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