is a statewide network of individuals, communities, organizations, native plant experts, and researchers working to protect pollinators across the Commonwealth.
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This fall, we encourage everyone to Leave the Leaves! Fallen leaves return nutrients to the soil and help overwintering insects and other creatures survive. You can learn more about the importance of leaving the leaves here and also here. And please check out the October NOFA/Mass Climate Action Challenge!
Pollinators face many challenges, from habitat loss to pesticides, but there is a groundswell of public interest in protecting their populations and the ecosystem services they provide. The mission of the MA Pollinator Network (MAPN) is to expand pollinator habitat and reduce the use of pesticides through creation of a statewide network that connects and supports the growing number of individuals, communities, organizations, and research groups working to protect pollination systems across the Commonwealth.
Toward these broader objectives, MAPN will:
strengthen existing partnerships and facilitate new collaborations to accomplish shared goals;
provide the public, including activists and advocates, with the resources they need to succeed in their efforts;
promote native plants, especially those needed by at-risk native pollinators;
work with professionals in plant cultivation, landscaping, and nurseries to increase the availability of native plants;
advocate for local, state, and national policy reforms that protect and enhance biodiversity, including critical pesticide reform legislation;
engage in public education and outreach to raise awareness about the individual and collective actions that will promote healthy and diverse pollinator populations.
Together, we will protect and expand pollinator habitats and reduce the use of biocides in landscapes across the Commonwealth!