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Manitou Pollinator Party planned

 

Last updated 6/15/2022 at 10:16am

A parade, garden planting, live bluegrass music, seed giveaways and much more will be happening at the 2nd Annual Manitou Springs Pollinator Party on Saturday June 25th from 9am-Noon at Mansion's Park in Manitou Springs.

Pollinators are in peril! Come learn about the plight of these important creatures, how you can help, and enjoy all of the fun during this family-friendly festival.

The Manitou Pollinators, Butterfly Pavilion, and Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District are leading the planning and coordination of multiple events during Pollinator Week, June 20-26, along with numerous community partners. Their goals are to raise awareness, provide fun activities, and facilitate multiple events supporting bees, butterflies, and clean water.

"Pollinators are Keystone Species! Colorado's entire ecosystem and our way of life is dependent upon Colorado's Pollinators. Plant trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, annuals, grasses or groundcovers to ensure that Pollinators can exist, flourish and thrive. Please remember that 1 out of 3 bites of food are a direct result of pollination services we never really stop to consider," says Melody Daugherty, Executive Director, Manitou Pollinators.

New features at the Pollinator Party this year include local favorites Tenderfoot Bluegrass Band, a Pollinator Puppet Parade, art and poetry making, and over twenty engaging booths featuring local businesses, nonprofits, and other partners supporting pollinator initiatives.

Pollinator Week activities are possible with generous cash and in-kind support from project partners, including funding from City of Manitou Springs Sales and Use Tax approved by the voters in 2019.

Event is free and open to everyone. Visit http://www.manitoupollinators.org for more information.

 

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