AdkAction, along with our project partners The Wild Center, The Lake Placid Land Conservancy, and Common Ground Gardens, are delighted to announce a preliminary program of activities and events for the Adirondack Pollinator Project. Mark your calendars now for these fun events!
Pollinator Week, June 19-25:
Launch of daily, summer-long showings of “The Beekeeper” (a 9-minute short) at the Wild Center (start date tba).
We will be at area Farmers’ markets to distribute Adirondack Wildflower Seed packet and our new Pollinator Project brochure. We will distribute 30,000 free seed packets and brochures throughout the Adirondacks to ensure pollinators have plenty of nectar plants to visit this year.
Farmers' Market Schedule
Lake Placid - Wednesday, June 21th
Tupper Lake - Thursday, June 22st
Elizabethtown - Friday, June 23nd
Saranac Lake - Saturday, June 24rd
Plattsburgh - Saturday, June 24rd
Keene - Sunday, June 25th
We will partner with The Wild Center for daily showings of “The Beekeeper” from May-September, 2017. We will also sponsor screenings of the acclaimed film, “More Than Honey,” a full-length, 1 hour, 35 minute movie about bees (100% Rotten Tomatoes Rating ).
Sunday, June 18, 6 pm: At The Pendragon Theater in Saranac Lake.
Thursday, July 6 (time tba): At The Strand Theater in Plattsburgh with a panel featuring Dick Crawford, President of Champlain Valley Beekeepers Association and honey products.
Thursday, August 24th, afternoon: at the LPCA following habitat demonstration at Heaven Hill Farm
"Living Lawn" Demonstration
Wednesday, July 19: 12:00- 2:30 pm. Lake Placid Garden Club demonstration of the process of converting a lawn into a pollinator habitat for the “1/3 for pollinators” initiative.
Lectures by pollinator experts
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 pm: Dr. Christina Grozinger (Director, Center for Pollinator Research, Penn State University) Lecture and Reception at the Wild Center
Thursday July 20 (time tba): Dr. Christina Grozinger Lecture and Reception at the View in Old Forge
7. Adk Pollinator Project Fundraising Dinner
Thursday, August 31, 6 pm: at Joan Grabe’s (AdkAction Board member) Camp on Upper Saranac Lake. $100/seat. We will announce the winner of the Flow Hive donated by Common Ground Gardens,
Go to AdkAction.org/donate if you would like to make a donation to this project, thank you!