MT. PLEASANT – Mid Michigan College and the Department of Natural Resources invite you to join us Tuesday, June 18 at Mid’s Mt. Pleasant Campus for the launch of the Pollinator Project.
Due to a loss of habitat, the eastern Monarch population has declined by 90 percent and other pollinators are experiencing a decline as well. Bees, which pollinate one third of the world’s food crops, have declined 50 percent in recent decades. However, these alarming declines have sparked conservation programs across the nation to take action.
“Pollinator Projects are focused on protecting pollinators and restoring habitats, and Mid is excited to become a part of this effort,” commented Amy Fisher, Dean of Business and Professional Studies and Mid-Green committee member at Mid.
The event is free and open to the public. The event schedule is listed below.
11 a.m. to noon – Mt. Pleasant Campus’s Community Room
Learn about the Pollinator Project with the Department of Natural Resources
Backyard Gardens for Pollinators with Mid Faculty Member Ryan Dziedzic
Noon – Official Planting Begins at the Mt. Pleasant Campus
Field Adjacent to Morey Technical Education Center Parking Lot
12:30-1 p.m. – Mt. Pleasant Campus’s Community Room
Light refreshments and giveaways.
Mid’s Pollinator Project Planting Day event is being held during National Pollinator Week. This week was designated twelve years ago in the U.S. Senate. You can learn more about National Pollinator Week at www.fws.gov/pollinators.
About Mid Michigan College
Mid Michigan College, with campuses in Harrison and Mt. Pleasant, has been serving its community since 1965. With state-of-the-art facilities, experienced faculty, and vibrant student life, Mid is dedicated to helping students get the most out of their education. Learn more about Mid and all we have to offer at midmich.edu.