Massachusetts Pollinator Network

A Grassroots Initiative

The Massachusetts Pollinator Network was formed to bring together individuals, community groups, organizations, and researchers who are working to protect pollinators across the Commonwealth. Through exchange of information, knowledge, and ideas, we can more effectively expand pollinator habitat and more rapidly mobilize our friends and neighbors in support of pesticide reduction practices and policy reforms. This initiative builds on the momentum generated by local, grassroots organizations including the Western Mass Pollinator Network, Bee Friendly Williamstown, Mystic Charles Pollinator Pathways, Wing and a Prayer Pollinator Nursery, Greening Greenfield’s Planting for Pollinators!, and many others who have been working toward a vision of statewide coordination. (Map of towns working to protect pollinators coming soon!) In keeping with this vision, the MAPN has been integrated with the work of the Community Pesticides Reduction (CPR) Network (a project of NOFA/Mass and Community Action Works) and the NOFA/Mass Policy Department.

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We are tackling head-on the challenges facing pollinators by promoting sustainable gardening and land management practices that focus on increasing native plants and decreasing chemical inputs, by providing free and accessible educational events for the public, and by actively organizing around and advocating for local and state policy reforms that will improve pollinator health in the Commonwealth.

Over 200 individual donors made it possible to hire a Pollinator Network Coordinator through April 2022. Thank you! We are grateful for your generous support of our work.

You can help sustain this initiative by making a contribution via our RallyUp page.

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Lead Sponsors and Partners include: