Jennifer M. Cruse-Sanders, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Global pollinator populations are in decline for many reasons including habitat loss and overuse of pesticides. The Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP) was initiated in 2009 due to the housing boom of the 1990s and early 2000s. Over a 20 year period, approximately 162,000 ha of pollinator-friendly native green space/ tree canopy were lost with an increase of 81,000 ha of impervious surface. Join Jennifer as she discusses the goals of the GAPP, including encouraging restoration, development, and registration of pollinator habitat at an ecologically significant landscape scale, restoring pollinator-friendly habitat, and educating the public through formal and informal programs.
DATE: Wednesday, March 8
TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Conservatory Garden Court
FREE: Pre-registration required