Collaborators & Ways to Take Action
Operation Pollination is a collaborative effort
To date, at least a dozen National Heritage Areas across the USA have adopted the Operation Pollination project as their own. In addition, more than twenty other National Heritage Areas have expressed interest in joining this project and we hope they do join soon. If possible, to get involved, perhaps connect with a National Heritage Area near you (click here for a full-view of the national map). If a National Heritage Area is not located near you, or not involved in the project yet, do it on your own. Make it your own!
Please remember how simple it is to join Operation Pollination…those three easy steps (see Home page). In fact, it’s so easy to join this “project with impact” that it can sometimes seem more complicated than it needs to be. But…it’s not. It’s simple. First, draft and sign your organization’s Pollinator Resolution. Next, recruit partners to sign your Pollinator Pledge form that commits them to take positive action. Last, tell the media about Operation Pollination. It’s that simple.
Begin your collaboration with Operation Pollination:
1. Create your own Pollination Resolution.
2. Enlist Rotary clubs and other partners to sign your Pollinator
3. Put your Pollinator Resolution and your list of partners on your
District website and obtain widespread media attention for
your Operation Pollination project.
What can I do to get involved?
Getting involved in Operation Pollination is very simple. This project was designed to be simple; to allow everyone to get involved who wants to get involved. Importantly, there is no cost to get involved. After you decide who will take the lead on your project and what you’d like to accomplish to protect pollinators, just follow the three easy steps on the Home Page. First, develop a Pollinator Resolution for your organization (see sample under Step One). Next, recruit organizational partners to join the cause. These partners can be large or small, for profit or not-for-profit, government or non-government. These partners should sign your Pollinator Resolution (modified from the sample under Step Two). Finally, inform the public by getting widespread media attention.
What kinds of things are happening in my area currently?
That’s hard to say without knowing where you are located, but, since Operation Pollination is a relatively new project, chances are good that you are going to be the leaders on this. As such, hopefully others will follow your lead. To find out if there is activity in your area, please send us a question.
How can my business/organization begin something in our area?
Like many things in life, the hardest step in getting involved with Operation Pollination is the first step. Your business/organization gets involved by selecting a leader for the project and deciding what you want to do to protect pollinators. The next step is recruiting partners…simply asking organizations in your area if they are willing to commit to “do something” to help. A quick search of websites will reveal that there are many sites that provide information about things to do to protect pollinators (in addition to those suggested on the Home Page). Type into your search bar the words pollinators, or monarch butterfly, or bees, or any other word that you think might yield important information. Now, everyone should get to work. It’s that simple.
What if I have an idea I'd like to impliment?
That’s great. If you have an idea, then it’s time to implement that idea. Only you know what might be required to make that happen in your area. If you’d like advice on a project or validation of your plans, please send us a message.
What if I'm not part of a rotary group but would like to get involved with Operation Pollination?
Operation Pollination is not just for Rotary groups although we strongly suggest that your district or club embrace this simple community project. However, if you are unable to participate through Rotary, are you involved in some other organization? If so, propose the idea to your organizational members. If you are the leader of that organization and want to be involved, just go for it. Remember, just follow the three easy steps!
I am part of a homeschool group that would like to get involved with Operation Pollination, what can we do?
That’s great. Like all public or private schools, your home school group can first create your own Operation Pollination Resolution then recruit partners to sign Pollinator Pledge forms. Decide the project that best suits your needs/abilities, then do it.
What benefits are there for getting my business involved with Operation Pollination?
There are so many benefits to getting involved in Operation Pollination and none of them cost extra money beyond what you put into the project. Here are some of the benefits…helping protect pollinator species that need help to survive; creating habitat for pollinator species that are essential for plants (that are essential for our survival); beautifying your community by creating habitat; attracting a diversity of species, often colorful, to this new habitat; basically, helping to protect planet Earth.