Host an Event and Get on the Map!

Taking part in Pollinator Week is fun, easy, and will help save the small, but vital pollinators! Anyone can get involved with the Week: businesses, garden clubs, offices, schools, universities, parks, community groups, museums, families, and individuals are just a few examples of people and organizations planning Pollinator Week events in their local community. Whether you're running garden tours, competitions, promotions, special menus, parties or something else, you can generate free publicity by placing your event on the map!

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Send us your photos
We'd love to see any photos you have from your event or an event that you attended so we can add them to our Events Gallery when the Week is finished. It's a great way to show everyone how you celebrated and get yourself some more free publicity! If you have pictures please email them here with Share My Pollinator Week Photos as the subject.
**Please note that by doing this you are agreeing to the Pollinator Partnership potentially using your image(s) on our websites, in our print newsletters and in our e-newsletters.

 

United States
 

California
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Save The Monarchs!
Sunday, June 21, 4:00
Workshop on gardening for pollinators, with a special focus on growing native Asclepias. We will have native Asclepias seeds and plants for sale.
13396 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945
A-Z Garden Center, April@AtoZSupply.com
530-274-3871
Film in the Grove: The Pollinators by Sarah Rara Friday June 5, 6pm -7:30pm Filmmaker Sarah Rara will join us to introduce the film she made with footage taken in the UC Botanical Garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy this film under the Garden's towering Redwoods in our stunning amphitheater.

The Pollinators focuses on the insects, birds, animals, and vectors that pollinate flowers. Filmed against brightly colored backgrounds that both attract and distract pollinators, the video explores wild color spaces, modeling the ultraviolet-rich color range perceived by insects that extends beyond human vision and the RGB colorspace of video.The Pollinators was filmed over the course of a full calendar year to document a complete annual cycle of flowering.with sound by Luke Fischbeck.
Registration required: $10/ Children 12 and Under are Free
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045 Contact Deepa Natrajan,
Program Coordinator
call 510-664-9841, or email

Website

Registration Link
Pollinator Tour of the Garden Tuesday, June 16 10am - 11am The bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds you can observe in the Garden are just some of the world’s 200,000 species of pollinators. Discover how insects, birds, bats, and wind are essential in the life cycles of our crops and other plants. Learn how flower forms and colors relate to their pollinators. Best in Spring and Summer.
Free with Garden Admission, Registration Required
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045 Contact Deepa Natrajan,
Program Coordinator
call 510-664-9841, or email

Website

Registration Link
Butterfly Bonanza on the Tour Deck Friday, June 19 10am - 1pm Come learn about butterfly life cycles with live specimens and paper activities with a special film screening of monarch lifecycles. Garden volunteer and 'Caterpillar Lady' Sally Levinson will lead the morning of fun drop-in activities on the Garden's tour deck. All ages.
Free with Garden Admission; no registration required
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5045 Contact Deepa Natrajan,
Program Coordinator
call 510-664-9841, or email

Website

Registration Link

 

Florida
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Butterfly ID Walk
6/20/15, 9:30am
Join our naturalist for a walk in the Butterfly Habitat and learn how to identify some of our native butterflies at Camp Bayou. We'll be on the look-out for other pollinators while we walk. Starts at 9:30 am
33570
Check the calendar at http://campbayou.org

 

Georgia
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UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant EcoScapes National Pollinator Week Event
Thursday, June 18, 9 am to noon
Celebrate "National Pollinator Week" with the UGA Marine Extension and GA Sea Grant at their upcoming coastal Georgia event.

The university's EcoScapes Sustainable Landscaping Program and partners will host a free educational experience at the UGA Brunswick station and native plant demonstration garden from 9 am to noon on Thursday, June 18. The celebration will include tours of the pollinator habitat garden and other native plant themed gardens. In addition, EcoScapes will provide an 11 am presentation about pollinator protection and native plant pollinator-friendly landscaping practices as part of the local event's buzzing agenda.

Come and learn more about the diversity of pollinators (including bees, birds, butterflies, beetles, bats, and other animals) and what we can do to protect them. Take part in the children's events, beekeeping equipment demonstration, taste honey and honey mint tea, and observe a honey hive. Partners include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Glynn County Farm Bureau's Beekeeper's Committee, and Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful.
715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA 31525, USA
Contact:

Keren Giovengo
Program Manager, EcoScapes Program
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
giovengo@uga.edu
(912) 280-1586
Directions: Marine Extension-Brunswick

 

Illinois
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Buzzing About the Prairie
June 17, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:00
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is pleased to present one of our popular "Midewin for Kids" events for the 4th year.

It’s National Pollinator Week, so please join us to discover why birds, bees, butterflies, and other insects are so important to all gardens, not just the prairie! Capture some pollinators as we use sweep nets, look at them through magnified containers and
release them before helping to plant a pollinator garden. You can transfer your new-found knowledge and skills to your own garden!
30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, Illinois 60481 USA
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Main Number:
815-423-6370
Website: www.fs.usda.gov/midewin


 

Indiana
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Pollinator Awareness Day at Brown County State Park
June 20, 10:00am-4:00pm
A full schedule of guided walks, talks, and activities with an emphasis on native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and their relationship to native plants.
1801 S.R. 46 E., Nashvile, IN, 47448
Brown Count State Park Nature Center,
812-988-5240
Schedule will be
posted soon on the website

Milkweed and Monarch Food-Plant Sale Saturday, June 13, 8:30-12:30 The Owen County Garden Club will set up a booth at the Owen County Farmers' Market selling young milkweed plants as well as other native plants that serve as food sources for monarch butterflies. Spencer, IN 47460 Website

 

Iowa
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Art & Nature Beeswax Painting Class
June 24, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Come and explore YOUR “creative nature” at the nature center. BEES! Honeybees are one of the hardest working animals around. We will take a look at these amazing pollinators and then do an encaustic Beeswax Painting all in celebration of National Pollinator week! Participants are encouraged to come with a friend or a group. Utilize this class and sign up with your grandchildren, best friend or cousins. Appropriate age range for this class is children 9 and older (accompanied with an adult) to adults. Nature takes all forms and everyone has the ability to interpret what they see around them!

Fee: $20/person, limited to 16 people, call to register...(712)336-6352

2279 170th street, Okoboji, IA 51355
Please contact Karess Knudtson, Environmental Education Coordinator at (712)336-6352, or email. For more information go to the website here.
First Annual PollinatorFest! Saturday, June 20, 10am-3pm Celebrate Iowa's Pollinators at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge!

Join us for a family-friendly and fun-filled day of celebrating Iowa’s pollinators! Keep the kids busy this summer with crafts, activities, bug hunts, hikes, and children’s story time! Visitors can also view pollinator specimens & native plants, enjoy guided butterfly walks, and listen in on informative talks from local garden and pollinator experts. Participants may also take home starter packs of native seeds!
9981 Pacific Street, Prairie City, Iowa 50228 United States Become our friend on Facebook and enjoy beautiful photos and up to date information!
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Maine
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Underground Beekeeping
June 17-23, 11 am to 4 pm
June 17-23, tours of geothermally protected underground honey bee hives. Simple structures leading to the surface were developed to be student and beekeeper-accessible, and are resistant to bears, skunks, and the coldest of northern winters. Learn how we compare geothermal hives to traditional surface hives to study the effects of damp or drought conditions associated with climate changes.
24 Gendreau Road
Honey Bee Research Institute and Nature Center, Inc.
24 Gendreau Road
Saint David, Maine 04773
www.brinc.org

 

Michigan
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Bee Palooza
June 7, 2015 - 1-4
Michigan State University will host its fourth annual Bee Palooza! Bees will be the focus of a full day of free family fun, with food, face painting, demos, and bee education. Visitors will have a chance to view honey bees, hold bumble bees, and see many demonstrations with the hives. A Michigan Bees station introduces visitors to all the bees they are likely to encounter in MI, and wild bee conservation & bee hotels area will include gardening tips, pesticide safety, and how to build bee hotels. Visitors will see how easy it is to help bees by planting more flowers and by using less pesticides in the garden. And then for fun, they can build a bee hotel to bring some of the solitary species in close for observation. Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens, East Lansing, MI


Minnesota
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Beekeeping Beyond the Basics Class
Saturday, June 20 9am-2pm
JoAnne Sabin, beekeeper and a member of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association (MHBA) will be back to cover more in depth topics for beekeepers who know the basics. Learn more about bee behavior, hive management, equipment, bee health, and swarms. Bring those pesky questions that come up when you actually have bees. Participants will receive handouts of all topics covered including a list of resources, and will be able to see beekeeping equipment, and catalogs.
The class fee is $35 for River Market Co-op owners and $40 for non-owners.
Call 651-439-0366 to register.
221 n. main st., stillwater, mn 55082 education@rivermarket.coop


New Hampshire
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Pollinator Appreciation Day
June 17, 2015 1-3pm
The Bee Lab at the University of New Hampshire is hosting a Pollinator Appreciation Day at Woodman Farm in Durham, NH. This event is open to the public and we will share information on native bees, native flowers, best practises for gardeners, farmers and backyard enthusiasts. Come tour the Agricultural Experiment Station Farm to learn more about native bees and what you can do to help.
70 Spinney Lane, Durham, NH 03824 USA For more information please contact Dr. Sandra Rehan at sandra.rehan@unh.edu and please visit our website

 

New Jersey
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Evening Bat Walk
6/20/2015 9PM
This is one of a series of Nature events taking place at our Ernest L. Oros Wildlife Preserve and will be guided by ecologists from Rutgers University. Learn all about how these misunderstood animals play an extremely important role in our lives with their voracious appetite for insects. We will demonstrate how acoustic monitoring devies are used to record and visualize bat calls, which are usually undetectable to our ears and we'll teach you about how and why you should be thankful for these amazing creatures.
Omar Ave., Woodbridge NJ, 07095 Middlesex County Contact Rich Oros at wrwrich@gmail.com
Our Website

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New Mexico
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Pollinator Celebration
6/20/15 10 am - 2 pm
The ABQ Botanic Garden will be hosting a Pollinator Celebration that includes Discovery Stations, Crafts and more. Learn about what is a pollinator, why they are important to the food we eat, play pollinator bingo, and visit the Butterfly Pavilion. All festivities are included with the price of admission.
2601 Central NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87104 Website

 

New York
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Children's Pollinator Garden at Owl's Head Park inauguration!
Saturday June 13th 10:30am
Families are welcome to come out to celebrate the creation of a children's garden and pollinator hotel at Owl's Head Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
67th Street and Colonial Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209 USA Facebook page


Ohio
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Pollinator Walk at the Bath Natue Preserve
June 14 2015
Join Pollination Biologist Randy Mitchell (University of Akron and UA Field Station) to learn and plants and pollinators of the Bath Nature Preserve . 1PM at BNP trailhead.
4240 Ira Road Akron Ohio
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Oklahoma
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Beekeeping for Bee - ginners
6/20/15 10-11:30am
Considering beekeeping but not sure where to start? Then come to us to find out what the buzz is all about! Join JD Hill, beekeeper and owner of Hilltop Gardens for a chance to observe a working hive and hear JD’s tips and tricks on what to expect when maintaining your own.

$12 members; $15 nonmembers
Registration requested by Tuesday, June 16
Myriad Botanical Gardens Children's Garden
301 W. Reno Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Oklahoma County
myriadgardens.org

 

 

Pennsylvania
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3rd Annual Hope Hill Lavender Farm Festival
June 20th 11am to 4 pm
Hope Hill's Lavender Festival will feature Hope Hill Lavender Farm and their products along with other local artists/crafters. There will be entertainment, speakers from our farm, Hawk Mt and Dave Moyer apiaries.
2375 Panther Valley Road
Pottsville, PA 17901
Wendy Jochems
email
570-617-0851
hopehilllavenderfarm.com
Carbon County in Bloom 06/20/2015 Come join Penn State Master Gardeners in Carbon and the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate National Pollinator Week.
Our network of certified pollinator public gardens will be having open house all week, June 15-21st between 10Am and 3PM so you can see how they incorporate pollinator friendly plants into their existing landscape. The gardens will have information on native plants, bird and bee houses, host plants for butterflies and more. All of the gardens will also have scheduled events on Saturday June 20th.

Participating Gardens: Lehigh Gap Nature Center(Slatington), Carbon County Environmental Education Center (Summit Hill), Dimmick Library (Jim Thorpe), Penn Kidder Library (Albrightsville) Bear Mountain Butterflies (PA-903 Penn Forest), Penn State Extension (Jim Thorpe)
529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe PA 18229 USA We will be posting updates on our Facebook page.

For more information contact:
Penn State Extension at Carbon County
529 Lentz Trail Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
570-325-2788 • CarbonExt@psu.edu

 

 

Rhode Island
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BEEaware Art Exhibit June 19-20 4-8pm Artist Jackie Lemmon presents her BEEaware art series for public viewing. Celebrate Pollinator Week by learning about your pollinators through art. This outdoor exhibit is free to the public. Will be accompanied by food, drink, educational materials and an art auction with a portion of proceeds to benefit The Pollinator Partnership garden program and child education program. First 20 arrivals will receive a flower to add to their gardens in support of providing safe, pesticide-free food sources for local pollinators.. All ages welcome! Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI USA Jackie Lemmon
jackielemmonart@gmail.com
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Texas
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Santa Ana NWR Pollinator Weekt 06/15/15-06/19/15 Monday- Edubats 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday- Birds 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday- Butterflies 10:00 a.m.
Thursday-Dragonflies 10:00 a.m.
Friday- Pollinator Habitat 10:00 a.m.
Santa Ana NWR 3325 Green Jay Road Alamo TX 78516 Christine Donald Outdoor Recreation Planner
956-784-7575
Christine_Donald@fws.gov


 

Virginia
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Summer in the Reeks: Pollinators and Snallygasters!
June 13, 2015, 12pm-730pm
Banshee Reeks is a 700+ Nature Preserve in the heart of Loudoun County, VA. It attracts more than 200 species of native pollinators and has been a site for research from the USGS, Smithsonian, and PhD students for years. This summer event is open to the public and features three dynamic workshops: Nature Photography, Beetles, and Invasive Species. In addition, there will be an open house, guided nature hikes, hayrides, local pollinator groups, and music by Snallygaster, a band of SI Scientist Musicians. Cost is 5 dollars per car. June 13th, 2015, 12-7:30 pm.
Leesburg, VA, 20175
Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

21085 The Woods Rd
Leesburg, VA 20175
703.669.0316 (O)
571.233.0185 (C)
Flights of Fancy II: Art Inspired by the Lee Center Bee and Butterfly Garden Reception & Program Date: June 17, 2015 6 pm to 9 pm The 2nd Annual “Flights of Fancy” exhibit will present works that were inspired by the textures, colors, and literal impressions from the Lee Center’s Butterfly Garden. The exhibit also coincides with National Pollinator Week, which runs from June 15th through the 21st.
This exhibit will also include a reception featuring the butterfly garden and a presentation on pollinators. The exhibit runs from June 2 through July 6.
Lee Arts Center 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207 Steven Munoz
smunoz@arlingtonva.us
703.228.0560
www.leeartscenter.org

 

Washington
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Pollinators: The magic between flowers and food. June 20, 9 A - 2 P Bee Festival at the Proctor Farmers' Market (Tacoma, WA) with lots of family-friendly activities, a treasure hunt, a free showing of the film "More than Honey", workshops on how to have a pollinator-friendly garden, and much more. Pollinators do so much for us. Through this festival, we hope to help people understand what pollinators need from us in return. 27th & N Proctor, Tacoma, WA 98406 Get details at the Pierce County Beekeepers Association website, pcbeekeepers.org

 

Illinois, Missouri, & Ohio
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BeeBlitz Sunday, June 21, 2015 - All Day Join us on Sunday, June 21, 2015 for the first annual BeeBlitz, taking place on the last day of National Pollinator Week!

All residents of Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio are invited to canvas their backyards and neighborhoods for bees, snap some pics, and upload them to BeeSpotter on Sunday, June 21st. The name BeeBlitz is derived from a BioBlitz, an activity in which all of the biodiversity in a specific area is examined, to provide a snapshot in time of the flora and fauna present. BeeSpotter wants to know what species of bees are seen, and where they are, on the 21st, which is also Father’s Day. BeeSpotter encourages veteran and aspiring bee spotters alike to take dear old dad on a nature walk and participate in the blitz.

We will also be partnering with parks, schools, museums, and zoos to offer local BeeBlitz events in as many communities as possible.
Illinois, Missouri, & Ohio For more information, visit the BeeBlitz webpage
If you are interested in coordinating a BeeBlitz event in your area, please contact us; we'd love to highlight your efforts!

 

 

Canada

Ontario
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From Bees to Butterflies...and Beyond
June 20th 2015 9am-5pm
This event will nurture the idea of helping pollinators and empower the participants to make a difference? The goal is to engage the public of all ages and provide information about the issues facing our native and non- native pollinators and to present opportunities to help improve their health. On the agenda is informative talks by three different speakers, kids interactive activities, a honey- tasting bar, continuous showings of two films - The Vanishing of the Bees, and Wings of Life, a Disney Nature production, pollinator facilitated foods prepared by local establishments and a marketplace.
838369 4th line E, Mulmur, Ontario, L9V 0J7 Canada Visit our website
Call us (705)-466-6290
Email
or visit here to register

City of Hamilton-Glanbrook Landfill Open House June 20-2015 We have been asked by Councillor Johnson to host an open house at the Glanbrook Landfill site for local residents and the GLCC. We will have staff there to give tours and explain future operations of the site. We will also be discussing the next 10 years of operations as a proactive approach to communications. We will be showing local residents and the Glanbrook Liason Committee all the past and present projects we have completed for the Wildlife at Work Program - including our pollinator gardens. We have registered the site with Pollinator Partnership (NAPPC) as part of pollinator week. Lunch will be provided! 1500 Haldibrook Road, Glanbrook, Ontario, L0R 1C0 Ron Wright, rwright@wm.com - he is the Site Manager for Glanbrook Landfill - he will be part of the team from Waste Management, hosting the Open House with the City of Hamilton. He has been the team leader along with local residents to establish the pollinator gardens and maintain the wildlife habitat on-site
Through the Garden Gate: Lawrence Park Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 2015 Toronto Botanical Garden’s 28th annual tour of private gardens in Toronto. This year, pollinator friendly plants will be highlighted in the gardens. Complimentary shuttle buses allow garden-goers to hop on and off as they make their way around the garden route. If there are any questions, Toronto Master Gardeners are stationed in each garden to help identify unusual plants and points of interest. A printed guide and map are also provided with the purchase of your ticket and some gardens even have QRcodes to download the full plant list.

IN SUPPORT OF TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets:
One-Day Pass: Public $45 / TBG Members $40
Two-Day Pass: Public $60 / TBG Members $55
Students $25* (One-Day Pass Only)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada For more information or to purchase tickets visit here.
or call 416-397-1341

 

 

Proclamations

By proclamation, Governor Douglas Ducey declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Arizona.

By proclamation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of California.

By proclamation, Governor Jack Markell declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Delaware.

By proclamation, Governor Nathan Deal declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Georgia.

By proclamation, Governor David Ige declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Hawaii.

By proclamation, Governor Michael Pence declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Indiana.

By proclamation, Governor Terry Branstad declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Iowa.

By proclamation, Governor Paul LePage declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Maine.

By proclamation, Governor Rick Snyder declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Michigan.

By proclamation, Governor Phil Bryant declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Mississippi.

By proclamation, Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Missouri.

By proclamation, Governor Steve Bullock declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Montana.

By proclamation, Governor Pete Ricketts declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Nebraska.

By proclamation, Governor Brian Sandoval declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Nevada.


By proclamation, Governor Margaret Wood Hassan declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Hampshire.

By proclamation, Governor Chris Christie declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Jersey.

By proclamation, Governor Susana Martinez declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of New Mexico.

By proclamation, Governor Pat McCrory declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of North Carolina.

By proclamation, Governor Mary Fallin declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oklahoma.

By proclamation, Governor Kate Brown declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Oregon.

By proclamation, Governor Bill Haslam declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Tennessee.

By proclamation, Governor Peter Shumlin declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Vermont.

By proclamation, Governor Jay Inslee declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Washington.

By proclamation, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of West Virginia.

By proclamation, Governor Scott Walker declared June 15-21, 2015 as Pollinator Week in the State of Wisconsin.