OUR GOAL: RESTORE 400 ACRES OF BIODIVERSE HABITAT while reducing pesticide use by 2024. Be a part of this critical conservation initiative to protect pollinators and our natural world.
POLLINATOR FRIENDLY ALLIANCE (PFA) is a dynamic grassroots conservation organization concerned about the steep decline of pollinators powered by volunteers, the support of our partners and community. Protect and restore the environment through the conservation of pollinators and biodiversity. We envision a world that lives in harmony with pollinators and the environment.
We are proud of our work to protect keystone pollinator species. Look what we did together:
- Restored nearly 200 acres to biodiverse habitat.
- Restored 14-acre Butterfly Landing at Pine Point Park.
- Converted underutilized lots into Minnesota’s first pollinator park, Pollinators Landing.
- Restoring 36-acre Bumble Bee Sanctuary at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
- Converting 38-acre corn crop to native habitat and oak savanna at St.Croix Bluffs Regional Park.
- Offered over 30 citizen science field programs with hundreds of community scientists to collect at-risk pollinator species data.
- Hosted 20 conservation webinars with an audience reach of over 3000 viewers.
- Host the most popular annual Best Practices for Pollinators summit which teaches ecologically sound land management to more than 3000 land managers from state, county and local government and private industry who manage millions of acres of land collectively.
- Hosted four PolliNATION Art & Music Festivals which attracted 1,000’s of visitors each year to celebrate and learn about pollinator conservation.
- The Best Practices for Pollinators Summit is now recognized as Minnesota’s most comprehensive educational program on ecologically sound land management practices.
- Presented over 300 education programs for groups, schools and community events on pollinator conservation to 1,000’s of people.
- Mentored communities across Minnesota to implement ecological best practices and reduce pesticide use with pollinator protection resolutions. Fifty resolutions to date.