The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department (PBC Parks) needs your help to participate in the national Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz campaign. Organized by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, this event is aimed at raising public awareness about the importance of pollinators and the role parks play in advancing pollinator health and native habitat.
Pollinators are a vital component of our ecosystem, and an essential link to the world’s food supply. According to the White House’s Pollinators Health Task Force, during the last 30 years, the United States has seen a steady decline of pollinators (such as bees, bats and butterflies) at an alarming rate of 30 percent annually — making it vital to take action on pollinator protection.
Throughout September, PBC Parks is encouraging individuals to explore nature and wildlife in Palm Beach County and find as many species as possible to create a snapshot of the county’s biodiversity.
To download the iNaturalist app, go to the app store on your smartphone or visit their website at www.inaturalist.org
Share your BioBlitz activity results with us by sending photos and stories to us on Facebook and Instagram @pbcparks or by email to email@example.com.
About Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department
The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department is recognized nationally for excellence in park and recreation management and provides organized recreational programs and services for people of all ages and abilities. Discover healthy, happy living at www.pbcparks.com
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About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this vision by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates as a catalyst for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org