Publicizing pollinator projects help to increase awareness about declining pollinator populations and the important role of habitat restoration. There are a variety of ways that projects can be publicized, including project tours, press releases, featured projects on websites, and newsletter articles.
The information below summarizes outreach resources as well as pollinator initiatives being led by different organizations.
The following information summarizes outreach resources for promoting pollinator habitat including signage, press releases, and workshop examples.
Pollinator Habitat Signage
Pollinator gardens and plantings are likely to attract attention from neighbors and passersby. This can be an opportunity to educate and inform your community of the purpose of the pollinator habitat, and possibly spark interest in others to create their own.
Informative signage can identify a pollinator habitat. Different organizations offer signs for a fee, donation, free download, or you can customize your own. Some garden centers also offer signs for sale.
Here are a few options:
Press Release Examples
Instead of waiting for “news to get around”, a press release can provide instant exposure of your project to the public, agencies, and companies near and far. For home gardens, local newsletters or newspapers can inform your neighbors of your project.
Land managers, community planners, educators, landscape business and parks staff, urban gardeners, concerned citizens, and many others can benefit from workshops and summits that present current information and best practices around pollinator habitats and efforts.
Many organizations, agencies, and universities have extensive information about pollinator efforts and other forms of outreach. This is just a few of the many with pollinator initiatives.