Pollinator protection is important to us at TruGreen. And as National Pollinator Week (June 20-26, 2016) approaches, we are reaching out to ask for your partnership in making the environment healthier for the bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators that are so critical to our ecosystem.
In 2015, we distributed more than 40,000 wildflower seed packets with information about pollinator health to our customers. This year, we will build on these efforts by distributing 100,000 packets to customers in your area. As a result, over a two-year cycle, we will have distributed 28 million wildflower seeds creating an opportunity to create approximately 1.4 million square feet of new food and foraging area for pollinators. These activities align with two of the four key strategies of The White House Pollinator Health Task Force: consumer education and the creation of more pollinator food and foraging areas.
Because of the integral role local government plays in environmental stewardship, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with Democratic Municipal Officials to distribute an additional 25,000 pollinator wildflower seed packets to cities and counties in your state in observance of National Pollinator Week. With your participation, we can increase the potential foraging space total to over 1.6 million square feet. To receive your seeds, fill out the following survey. Seeds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
Potential seed distribution ideas include:
- Organize a pollinator garden planting event at a local school, library or community center.
- Issue a National Pollinator Week proclamation and plant the seeds at city or county buildings.
- Distribute to neighborhood groups and encourage planting in community wildflower gardens or vacant lots (if permitted by local ordinances).
We are excited to serve as a partner with Democratic Municipal Officials and your city or town during National Pollinator Week. For any questions or concerns, contact Nika Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.