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Due to habitat loss and pesticide use, pollinator populations are declining in New England and worldwide. In response, Mayor Ballantyne’s Public Space and Urban Forestry Division is developing a Somerville Pollinator Action Plan (SPAP) to identify interventions foster habitat for pollinators in the city.

The Somerville Pollinator Action Plan will:

  • Describe Somerville-specific and regional pollinator species.
  • Explore pollinator habitat within the city’s network of urban open spaces.
  • Educate public servants and city residents on the interdependence of pollinators, habitat, and resilient urban life.
  • Propose ways that public servants and residents can foster Somerville-appropriate pollinator habitat.

The mayor has appointed a SPAP Advisory Committee to lead this effort. The committee is comprised of youth, community members and advocates, inter-departmental City staff, and members of relevant Somerville non-profit groups. They hired a consultant and began the plan development phase in December 2023. 

Once a month, the Somerville Pollinator Action Plan Advisory Committee meets to review the latest updates in this planning process. They will discuss the work of the consultant team, provide feedback, will discuss public engagement strategies, and will field questions/comments from the public.

For Zoom links, progress updates, meeting agendas, minutes, and recordings, please visit:

https://voice.somervillema.gov/somerville-pollinator-action-plan

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84918856854 

Meeting ID: 849 1885 6854
 

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Video Recording May 13, 2024, 3:51pm

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Add to Calendar 2024-04-29 16:00:00 2024-04-29 17:15:00 Somerville Pollinator Action Plan Advisory Committee Meeting Due to habitat loss and pesticide use, pollinator populations are declining in New England and worldwide. In response, Mayor Ballantyne’s Public Space and Urban Forestry Division is developing a Somerville Pollinator Action Plan (SPAP) to identify interventions foster habitat for pollinators in the city. The Somerville Pollinator Action Plan will: Describe Somerville-specific and regional pollinator species. Explore pollinator habitat within the city’s network of urban open spaces. Educate public servants and city residents on the interdependence of pollinators, habitat, and resilient urban life. Propose ways that public servants and residents can foster Somerville-appropriate pollinator habitat. The mayor has appointed a SPAP Advisory Committee to lead this effort. The committee is comprised of youth, community members and advocates, inter-departmental City staff, and members of relevant Somerville non-profit groups. They hired a consultant and began the plan development phase in December 2023.  Once a month, the Somerville Pollinator Action Plan Advisory Committee meets to review the latest updates in this planning process. They will discuss the work of the consultant team, provide feedback, will discuss public engagement strategies, and will field questions/comments from the public. For Zoom links, progress updates, meeting agendas, minutes, and recordings, please visit: https://voice.somervillema.gov/somerville-pollinator-action-planJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/84918856854  Meeting ID: 849 1885 6854  Image Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the ADA Coordinator, Adrienne Pomeroy, at 617-625-6600 x2059 or ada@somervillema.gov. Image Interpretation into any language is available upon advance request (at least 7 days advance) by contacting the SomerViva Office of Immigrant Affairs at somervillema.gov/ContactSomerViva or calling 311 at 617-666-3311. spap@somervillema.gov America/New_York public `

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