Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Webinar: Planting for Pollinators

Webinar: Planting for Pollinators website

2003 Upper Buford Circle
Saint Paul, MN 55108

This workshop is presented in partnership with Blue Thumb, the City of Woodbury, and the Valley Branch, South Washington, and Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed Districts.

Based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health, we have changed this advanced training from a person to person to a webinar. The link for this webinar will be posted at LINK. the day of the workshop and emailed out to attendees who have registered.

Minnesota is where Great Lakes meets Great Plains. We have more shoreline than California, more boats per capita than any other state, and at least 450 species of bees. But water quality and bee populations are both threatened by the development of natural areas into buildings, parking lots, and lawns. Your yard can help protect our pollinators and so many other natural resources.

By introducing native plants to your yard, you provide precious habitat for our struggling pollinators while also reducing the amount of water that runs off your property and into the local body of water. Their beautiful blossoms share delicious, nutritious pollen and nectar with bees and butterflies, while their roots grow deep into the soil, channeling and filtering stormwater while also storing carbon and reaching water and nutrients.

At our workshop you will learn how to design and install a pollinator project, which plants are best for bumble bees and other pollinators, how to support pollinators year round, and learn about funding opportunities to help make this possible in your own back yard!

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Instructor Information

Britt Forsberg

Britt Forsberg is the program coordinator for the Minnesota Native Bee Atlas, a citizen science program developed to create an open, comprehensive database of native bee species in Minnesota. She uses her experiences leading youth and adults in inquiry science and the outdoors to help guide students to the realization that anyone can be a scientist. Britt holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MEd in Family Education from the University of Minnesota.

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