Monday, July 19, 2021

Audubon Society Of Western PA Is Offering Discounted Pollinator Seed Mix For Agricultural Properties In PA

Audubon Society of Western PA is offering 50 percent off a special pollinator seed mix for Monarchs, bumblebees, and other native pollinators on agricultural land in Pennsylvania.  

ASWP, in partnership with Ernst Conservation Seeds, developed a custom native seed mix to support Monarch butterflies, bumblebees, and other imperiled pollinators

This project will benefit both pollinators and farmers. Native pollinators are important for crop pollination. Farms can provide critical habitat for native pollinators. 

Native pollinators such as the Monarch butterfly and bumblebees are experiencing steep population declines. 

Field and road borders, fallow fields, and areas near streams and ponds are ideal locations to incorporate pollinator habitat without impacting production.

ASWP will ship the seed mix to your location.

Click Here for context of the seed mix, how to prepare a site for planting and other resources.  Click Here for a one-page summary of the program.

ASWP is able to cover the cost of 50 percent of the seed blend (not including shipping) for agricultural land in Pennsylvania during 2021-2022.

Funding for this initiative has been provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Monarch and Pollinators Conservation Fund.  The remaining cost of the seed mix is being paid for with private funds or funds from other programs such as Conservation District initiatives or the U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service..

For more information, please contact Sarah Koenig, ASWP Conservation Director, at  or 412-963-6100. 

For information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the Audubon Society of Western PA website or follow them on Facebook.

[Posted: July 19, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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