Mass Pollinator NetworkLaura Davis2021-07-26T08:15:54-04:00
Massachusetts Pollinator Network
Pollinators face many challenges, from habitat loss to pesticides, but there is a groundswell of public interest in protecting their populations and the ecosystem services they provide. The mission of the MA Pollinator Network (MAPN) is to connect and support the growing number of communities, organizations, and research groups working to protect pollinators across the Commonwealth. In doing so, we aim to more rapidly and effectively expand pollinator habitat and reduce the use of pesticides.
MAPN strengthens existing partnerships and facilitates new collaborations to accomplish shared goals, providesactivists and advocates with the resources they need to succeed in their efforts, and engages in public education and outreach to raise awareness about the individual and collective actions we can take to promote healthy and diverse pollinator populations.
Rosemary Malfi joins NOFA/Mass as Pollinator Network Coordinator
Rosemary is a trained ecologist with over a decade of experience leading research projects designed to better understand threats that face native bee populations, such as disease, human land use, and seasonal food scarcity. Most recently, she worked as a postdoctoral scientist at UMass Amherst. As the MAPN Coordinator, she will build a communications hub to connect and support communities, organizations, and researchers working to protect pollinators across the Commonwealth. She is excited to be stepping into a role and organization that is dedicated to healthy landscapes and food systems for people and wildlife alike. You can reach her at email@example.com.