North American Pollinator
Protection Campaign

NAPPC


AWARDS

  • National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) – NAPPC US Farmer Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award – 2013 Call for Nominees

    The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) and the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) are pleased to solicit nominees for the 2013 Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award. This award recognizes an individual or family in the farm and ranch community in the U.S. who has contributed significantly to pollinator species protection and conservation on working and wild lands. NAPPC and NACD, through their recognition and appreciation of these individuals and organizations, encourage their conservation stewardship and hope to catalyze future actions on behalf of pollinators through public recognition of the award winner.

    The recipients of the 2013 award will be recognized during an evening reception at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Whitten Patio on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Washington D.C., or in their hometown if they are unable to attend.

    Click here to download the nomination form. Please submit nominations to Vicki Wojcik at the Pollinator Partnership by Thursday July 18, 2013. Awardees will be notified no later than Thursday August 1, 2013 to allow for travel arrangements.

     

    Canadian Federation of Agriculture – P2 Canadian Farmer Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award – 2013 Call for Nominees

    The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Pollinator Partnership (P2) are pleased to solicit nominees for the 2013 Canadian Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award. This award recognizes an individual or family in the farm and ranch community in Canada who has contributed significantly to pollinator species protection and conservation on working and wild lands. CFA and P2, through their recognition and appreciation of these individuals and organizations, encourage their conservation stewardship and hope to catalyze future actions on behalf of pollinators through public recognition of the award winner.

    The recipients of the 2013 award will be recognized during an evening reception at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Whitten Patio on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Washington D.C., or in their hometown if they are unable to attend.

    Click here to download the nomination form. Please submit nominations to Vicki Wojcik at the Pollinator Partnership by Thursday July 18, 2013. Awardees will be notified no later than Thursday August 1, 2013 to allow for travel arrangements.

     

    North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Pollinator Advocate Award – 2013 Call for Nominees

    The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) is pleased to solicit nominees for The 2013 Pollinator Advocate Award. This award recognizes individuals and/or organizations recipients in Canada, the United States, and Mexico that have contributed significantly to pollinator species protection and conservation and to public education resulting in increased awareness of the importance of pollination. All activities that contribute significantly toward pollinator conservation will be considered, including, but not limited to, on-the-ground projects, educational programs, development of policies and partnerships, research on pollinators, advocacy for pollinators, or management activities that promote pollinators. Please note: NAPPC partners are not eligible. You can submit more than one nomination.

    The recipients of the 2013 award will be recognized during an evening reception at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Whitten Patio on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Washington D.C., or in their hometown if they are unable to attend.

    Click here to download the nomination form. Please submit nominations to Vicki Wojcik at the Pollinator Partnership by Thursday July 18, 2013. Awardees will be notified no later than Thursday August 1, 2013 to allow for travel arrangements.

     


    Pollinator Advocate Award Winners

    Pollinator Advocate Awards

    Pollinator Advocates understand just how important pollinators are to food, culture, and life. They have taken that extra step to help out the birds, bees, butterflies, moths, and bats that support agriculture and ecosystems everywhere.

    The Pollinator Advocate Award recognizes these individuals or organizations that have contributed significantly to pollinator species protection and conservation and to public education, resulting in increased awareness of the importance of pollination.

    NAPPC, through its recognition and appreciation of Pollinator Advocates, encourages their activities and hopes to catalyze future actions on behalf of pollinators. Each year the awards are given in Canada, the United States, and Mexico supporting all of the work that goes into protecting North American pollinator populations.

     

    2012


    2012 NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Canada
    Carol Dunk
    Master Gardener

    Carol Dunk began putting wildflowers in unusual places to make trips along the highway a little more appealing, and from that Roadsides was born. The first Pollinator Patch was planted by Carol and others in her hometown of Barrie, Ontario, in May of 2010, and serves as an example of what can be done by a small group of volunteers. This small step pollinated a network of roadside plantings that are transforming the transportation corridors of Southern Ontario.

    Click here to read more about her and the press release.

    2012 NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Mexico
    Rodrigo Medellin, Ph.D.
    Heads the Program for the Conservation of Migratory Bats, a partnership between the Institute of Ecology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, BIOCONCIENCIA, and EcoHealth Alliance.

    Like the inaudible chirps and clicks of the bat, the desperate need to protect these animals often goes unnoticed. For more then 25 years Dr. Rodrigo Medellin has been working to change that. As we mark the International Year of the Bat we celebrate Dr. Medellin’s career and commitment to the flying mammal that helps cactus fruit, controls insect populations, and fills cultural mythology.During his career Dr. Medellin founded and today heads the Program for the Conservation of Migratory Bats, a partnership between the Institute of Ecology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, BIOCONCIENCIA, and EcoHealth Alliance.

    Click here to read more about him and the press release.

    2012 NAPPC Pollinator Advocate
    Isabella Rossellini
    Actress

    Isabella Rossellini is receiving the honor for her short-film series advocacy campaign enlightened the life of bees and their struggles to survive. In 2012 Ms Rossellini released a series of short films in partnership with Burt’s Bees using social media as a vector for pollinator education. The voluptuous sovereign life of the Queen bee; the energetic and feisty lives of the work-bee sisters; the gluttonous and indulgent short life of the drone all captivated viewers.

    Click here to read more about her and the press release.

    2012 NAPPC Canadian Federation of Agriculture Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Advocate
    Don Ruzicka
    Farmer

    The Ruzicka’s have been practicing sustainable farming since the mid 90’s, long before organic agriculture and ecologically functional farmscapes were popularized. Pollinators became a solid part of their conservation focus when cases of CCD started appearing south of the boarder in the United Sates and they became aware of the critical roles that pollinators play in agricultural systems. This plugged Don and Marie into the connection that all members of the agricultural community have with pollinators.

    Click here to read more about him and the press release.

    Picture coming soon... 2012 NAPPC Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Advocate
    Mark Wagonor
    Farmer

    Mark Wagoner is a fourth generation farmer whose crops include alfalfa and the native solitary alkali bee, Nomia melanderi. Mark practices a unique style of holistic farming where care for the land brings in native pollinators to native crops. Sticking to his roots and making innovation out of tradition has made Wagoner Touchet Farms a place where native bees and production agriculture coexist.

    Click here to read more about him and the press release.

     

    2011


    2011 NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Mexico
    Dra. M. Isabel Ramirez
    Monarch Butterfly Fund Mexico

    Click here for press release
    For over a decade Dra. Isabel Ramirez has been supporting an epic migration that spans a continent. Dra. Ramirez has taken a lead role in promoting and protecting critical overwintering habitat for monarch butterflies in Mexico. Her work with local citizens has preserved habitat and has given both the monarch butterflies and the community a second chance. Dra. Ramirez’s conservation action is supported by her research into how local land use change impacts the local climate at the Monarch Butterfly Reserve in Mexico.

    2011 NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Canada
    Clement Kent, Ph.D.
    HSPT Pollinator Gardens Project

    Click here for press release
    Dr. Kent founded the Pollinator Gardens Project to educate gardeners and the public about how they could help create and conserve habitat for these important species using native plants. This past year Dr. Kent envisioned and designed an indoor pollinator garden that was on display at “Canada Blooms”, the largest Garden Show in Canada, showing just how motivated he is for this cause. Dr. Kent’s demonstration pollinator gardens have been seen by thousands of people and have sparked interest in garden and beekeeping groups in other cities that want to create their own pollinator gardens.

    2011 NACD-NAPPC Farmer-Rancher
    Pollinator Conservation Award
    Pete and Laura Berthelsen

    Click here for press release
    Peter and Laura Berthelsen have taken steps to help pollinators on their land in Elba, Nebraska, creating not only habitat but also an outdoor education classroom where people from across the state can see firsthand just how important pollinator habitat is. As a result, many other landowners have begun planting pollinator habitat on their own property. Peter also helped secure many of the pollinator planting guidelines present in new Conservation Reserve Program across the United States, doing significant work in Washington DC to ensure that polliatnors remain a key concern for conservation programming. To this end Peter has served as a speaker at meetings across the country to help educate stakeholders and decision-makers about the importance of pollinators and pollinator habitat, working to help them use and implement Farm Bill provisions to better the landscape for pollinators.

    2011 NAPPC Pollinator Advocate
    Jimmy Brown
    Energy United

    Click here for press release
    Jimmy Brown has worked to incorporate pollinator habitat development into the management practices of Energy United utility holdings in North Carolina, creating a network of potential pollinator habitat spanning more than 1000 miles. Brown and his staff have worked to educate their industry partners, stressing the importance of protecting and promoting the natural habitats for pollinators that run underneath overhead transmission wires and the positive impact that these small actions can have. Together Brown and his team are providing the community with an essential service, providing pollinators with essential habitat, and changing industry.






    2010


    Sabrina Malach - Canada

    Press Release for Sabrina Malach
    Ms. Malach was the driving force behind the first ever Canadian Pollinator Week celebrated July 21 to July 26, 2010 across the city of Toronto. Pollinator Week activities included public lectures by Dr. Lawrence Parker, a global expert on bees; artistic instillations highlighting pollinator species; and guided pollinator safari tours in the Brickworks park lands. Visitors to the event took away more then just an appreciation for pollinators in the city – the learnt how they could become partners in a growing effort to conserve pollinating species in landscapes across North America. Ms. Malach is already working on plans for Pollinator Week 2011.

    Musée de l’abeille - Canada

    Press Release for Musee Abeille
    other press releases: www.musee-abeille.com

    For the past 20 years, the Musée de l’abeille has been delighting and educating visitors on the importance of honey bees in our daily lives, in the livelihoods of our farmers, and in our local economies.  This local institution has developed exhibits and tours that reach every age group. A unique element of the Musée de l’abeille is the focus on the economy of honey and honey products that lets visitors know just how connected they are to the work of bees.  With over 25,000 visits a year, the Musée de l’abeille is making an impression on young and old.


    Tammy Horn, Ph.D. – USA

    Press Release for Tammy Horn
    Dr. Horn has worked for years with honey bees and has been a true advocate of their conservation and protection. Her recent efforts in Appalachian coal country with apiforestation has gained her this recognition. Dr. Horn has been able to work across disciplines and has brought together multiple stakeholders that often have divergent interests, all for the sake of honey bees. The practice of reclaiming coal mine lands by planting trees, shrubs and other vegetation and establishing healthy working “beeyards” is now in place and strong partnerships have been developed between unlikely parties.

    Humberto Berlanga – Mexico

    Press Release for Humberto Berlanga
    Mr. Berlanga has achieved ineradicable results in avian conservation within Mexico and for the first time has coordination national and international efforts for the conservation of important avian species and their habitats. Migratory pollinators that travel between Mexico and the United States and Canada have been a big focus of Mr. Berlanga. His work has set up monitoring and observation station along important migratory routes that will collect valuable data for future conservation and habitat protection



    Alcee L. Hasting, U.S. House of Representatives – USA

    Press Release for Alcee Hastings
    other press releases: www.alceehastings.house.gov

    Representative Hastings has been a strong pollinator advocate and a true conservation leader, achieving the first-ever pollinator-specific provisions in the 2008 Farm Bill, which led to pollinator-beneficial initiatives in major conservation programs and research funding. In addition, Hastings has increased baseline funding for USDA, ARS pollinator research and for ongoing pollinator initiatives and funding in the USDA, NIFA competitive grants program. A lead voice in increasing pollinator awareness, Hastings co-chaired and co-founded the first-ever bipartisan Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus (CP2C) in 2010, and has been a strong supporter of local Pollinator Week activities in his home state of Florida.  Representative Hastings has worked to provide researchers and land managers with the tools to protect and promote a valuable and irreplaceable natural resource.

    2009
    Juan Francisco Ornelas, Ph.D, Instituto de Ecología A.C., Mexico
    Homer Woodward, Jasper Wyman and Son, Canada
    Sam Earnshaw, Community Alliance with Family Farmers- see his write up in Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Honorable Earl Blumenauer, U.S. House of Representatives

    2008
    José Sarakhan, Ph. D. UNAM, Mexico
    Kevin Carver, Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Dave White, NRCS – Montana State Conservationist

    2007
    José Ignacio Cuadriello Aguilar, Universidad de Guadalajara
    Vicki Beard, City of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Jim Wiker, Illinois Natural History Survey

    2006
    Jim Dyer, Environment Canada
    Francisco Molina, Ph.D., National University of Mexico
    Betsy Croker, Ph.D., Senate Committee on Agriculture
    Vincent J. Tepedino, Ph.D., USDA

    2005
    Dale Bosworth, U.S. Forest Service
    Bruce Knight, USDA NRCS
    Ron Krystynak, Canadian Embassy
    Don Pedro Cahun Uh, Tihosuco, Mexico




    National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) - NAPPC Farmer Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award Winners

    2010

    Paul Kaiser, Singing Frogs Farm
    Press Release for Paul Kaiser

    Paul Kaiser and Singing Frogs Farm are leading by example.  They have made a concerted commitment to providing safe pollinator habitat, are turning their consumers and other producers on to pollinators and pollinator conservation. Singing Frogs Farm is a certified Bee Friendly Farming™ (BFF) operation, signifying that the operation meets or exceeds minimum criteria for providing adequate habitat for bees and other pollinators and using bee-beneficial practices.  Farm tours and open houses hosted by Paul and his family continuously bring visitors onto his land and help to spread the word about the role that pollinators play in agriculture and the actions that are necessary to protect and support them. Thus, Singing Frogs Farm produces more than food – they grow consumer consciousness and environmental stewardship.

    2009
    James Anthony “Tony” Thompson

    2008
    Chuck Hurd, Lister Acres

    2007
    Mike Omeg, Omeg Orchards

    2006
    John Keeley


    NAPPC/WHC Pollinator Advocate Award Winners

    2011
    Frances Jansen
    Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
    Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc
    Georgetown Site-Toyota of Georgetown were avid participants in National Pollinator Week. They showcased their 62 acres of land managed appropriately for pollinators by hosting a full week of educational pollinator-themed events for all ages.


    2010
    Lori Caso
    Model City Facility
    Waste Management, Inc.
    Waste Management of Model City, New York planted their own pollinator garden on a Hazardous Waste Transfer Storage Disposal Facility. Along with hosting an open house to showcase the importance of pollinators to their local community, Waste Management is also engaging in citizen science through monitoring their garden for different pollinator species and working with local beekeepers. After seeing the success of the first pollinator garden, another was planted at a local nursing home.    
    WHC Pollinator Friendly Practices Award PowerPoint
    Changing the Corporate Aesthetic PowerPoint

    2009
    Joseph W. Eades
    Creve Coeur World Headquarters
    Monsanto Company
    Monsanto Company’s Wildlife Habitat Committee has shown stewardship and foresight through actively managing ten acres at their headquarter site for native prairie habitat, including a “Native Wildflower Garden.” This prairie habitat includes many high nectar and pollen yielding forbs beneficial to pollinators.  They have also added “bee blocks” to provide nesting sites for bees, eradicated the invasive bush honeysuckle plant, and undertaken controlled burns in order to naturally encourage native plant diversity and overall prairie health. They have also undertaken monitoring of the area by conducting season surveys of insects, including pollinators and not applied any pesticides.


    2008

    Brad Eisenhart
    Twin Bridges Landfill, Indiana
    Waste Management, Inc.
    Waste Management manages a 340 acre property, some of it situated on top of a landfill, as migration and breeding habitat for more than 20 endangered, threatened, special concern bird species. Through these practices, Waste Management has created beneficial pollinator habitat as well. The establishment of an apiary program in 2001 has served to enhance the ecological value of the site, and now produces more than 200 lbs of honey annually.  Eradication of invasive and re-establishment of native coastal plant species have contributed to considerable presence of pollinators on the site. Waste Management has also reached out to local schools who visit the site to learn about wildlife habitat and the importance of pollinators.


    2007
    Flint Creek Power Plant
    Southwestern Electric Power Company
    American Electric Power
    Gentry, Arkansas-Flint Creek Power plant manages 200 acres for pollinators, and works with local 4H clubs and grades schools to plant Paw Paws to attract Zebra Swallowtails, as well as monitor the insects seen.

    2006
    Jonesboro Rice Mill
    Busch Agricultural Resources, Inc.
    Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
    Jonesboro, Arkansas- The Jonesboro Rice Mill manages 12 acres for pollinators.  They also introduced Monarch eggs to the site, along with a pollinator program for 2nd grade and preschool classes. During Pollinator Week, they educated the community by setting up display at the local post office to coincide with the release of the pollination stamp series.


    2005
    Freedom Plant
    LaFarge North America, Inc.
    Delevan, New York-Lafarge manages 41 acres of wildlife habitat at their Freedom Plant site. Their habitat enhancement projects have reclaimed areas that were once mined but now consist of northern hardwood forests and emergent wetlands. These restoration projects have contributed greatly to the population of pollinators at the site.


    2004
    General Motors Corporation
    Saginaw Malleable Iron Plant
    Saginaw, Michigan


    2003
    Monroeville Technical Center
    Monroeville, Pennsylvania
    PPG Industries, Inc.




    Cynthia Pratt Laughlin Medal by The Garden Club of America

    2011



    The Pollinator Partnership (P2) was presented the prestigious Cynthia Pratt Laughlin Medal by The Garden Club of America at its annual awards ceremony on April 30 in Indianapolis, Indiana. P2 is the twenty-second recipient of this national medal, awarded for “outstanding achievement in environmental protection and the maintenance of the quality of life.”
    Learn more about the award here.


    Paul J. Growald Pollinator Media Award Winners

    2009
    E.O. Wilson

    The first ever recipient of the Paul J. Growald Pollinator Media Award.