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RELEASE: Rep. Rick Hansen Urges People to Celebrate National Pollinator Week

Friday, June 15, 2018

SAINT PAUL, MN —Starting on June 18, the United States and Canada will be celebrating National Pollinator Week. National Pollinator Week started 11 years ago when the U.S. Senate unanimously approved it as a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles.

 “Pollinators are vital to our community, our state, and our entire planet,” remarked Rep. Hansen. “Pollinator week is a terrific time to take actions such as planting pollinator-friendly plants, creating habitat for pollinators, or going to events geared around helping pollinators. I encourage everyone to get out there and do some good for pollinators this coming week.” 

Events and further info for pollinator week can be found at



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