Clark Public Utilities District is having their first “Pollinator Festival” June 24, 10am-4pm and YOU ARE INVITED!
Free, fun and informative for the entire family!
WHEN: June 24, 2023, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Clark PUD’s Operation Center at 8600 NE 117th Ave, Vancouver, WA
” Festival visitors will be able to talk with pollinator experts, see live bees, pick up pollinator-friendly plants and seeds, and learn more about what they can do in their own backyard to help pollinators. Learn about the Clark Public Utilities Pollinator Project, tour our pollinator garden with our friendly staff, and learn how to provide food and habitat for the many varieties of pollinators native to Clark County.
“More than 24 agencies, organizations, universities, artisans, and other partners are participating in the outdoor festival located at PUD’s Operation Center at 8600 NE 117th Ave, Vancouver, WA. This is a free family event with many activities for children. A demo beehive will give children a close-up look at bees. Food trucks will be on-site to provide lunch. This will be a fun day for kids, so put this on your calendar!
“The keynote speaker is New York Times best-selling author Doug Tallamy. His first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing.
“His solution? Plant more natives.
“In his new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it’s practical, effective, and easy—you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard.
“This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly and bring a hat and water bottle. Bring a friend, bring your family, or come by yourself for this fun and educational event.
“Suksdorfia and Washington Native Plant Society are proud to participate in this event as a community partner.”
You can learn more about the the Clark PUD’s Pollinator Project here: https://www.clarkpublicutilities.com/community-environment/environmental-stewardship-programs/pollinator-project/
[Image & Info: Clark PUD & Washington Native Plant Society]