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How to save the bees

Nevada Native Pollinators In Trouble

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How can you help protect our native pollinators?

1. Buy organic as often as you can. This reduces the pesticide loads in our communities, helping pollinators, pets and our children long term health.

2. Plant only organic Trees, Shrubs and Flowers. Ask for NEONIC free plants at your local or online garden shop.

3.  Install a bee habitat in your yard. Use native plants as well as pesticide free plants that bloom through out the growing season. Add lots of blues, purples, yellow colored flowers as bees are attracted to them best.

Want to do more to help protect our bees?

Start a phone tree and/or a Social Media blast party with friends and family.

Each person calls one neighbor and asks them if they know about the problem with our bees and other pollinators? Then share with them the 3 most important things they can do starting today to help save our bees.

Ask them to call the next person… This is a fast way to make a REAL DIFFERENCE in the lives of our children, pets and wildlife.

Thank you for your help!

Sandy Rowley

BeeHabitat.com

Founder

775 453 6120

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Our Agenda for Washoe County

Meeting with local park officials Tuesday Aug 26th 2014.
Coming up next for Bee Habitat, next week, we are meeting with the City of Reno and Washoe County park officials to discuss converting all public parks to a pesticide free park plan.
When?       Aug 26th 2014 @ 1:30
Where?    Washoe County Community Services Department      @                        3101 Longley Lane, Reno Nevada
Who?       City of Reno, Washoe County Park Officials & Bee Habitat                                        Volunteers
Why?       Discuss converting all public parks to pesticide free
What are we asking from Reno and Washoe county parks department? 

We are asking for Pesticide Free Parks, Bee Habitats throughout the city and transparency in regards to what, where, who, why, when and how much does it cost (or who got paid how much) to treat with pesticides in Washoe County and City of Reno Nv. 

1. We need to know what is being sprayed, where, why, when, by who and how much? this information needs to be public and shared between each department and the public online. can easily be added to an online map where the public and local authorities can better track the life of these chemicals in our water, land and public areas.

2. We need protected areas at city and county parks that are pesticide free. marked as such. this needs to be an ordinance and/or law.

3. Notification alert system:  when a chemical is going to be used: we need to know when, why, where, who, how much? sent via email, text, phone call and/or with media outlets. 

4.  What date can we start phasing out pesticides? what park will be the first park we convert? how can this be an ordinance/law for Washoe County?

– current trees, shrubs, plants, bushes, flowers that are GMO and/or roundup ready in public areas.

– name of vendor they buy plants, chemicals, supplies from with yearly budget of department.

– how long have they used these pesticides? is their historical data online?

We must use BEE Safe plants as not all are safe.

As always, call anytime with questions.

All the best,
Sandy Rowley
BeeHabitat.com
775 453 6120
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