In an effort to increase the bee population in the Puget Sound region, The Common Acre will release the first Field Guide to Bees of the Puget Sound Lowlands on June 21 during Pollinator Week 2018 (June 18-24).
Wild bees contribute to billions of dollars a year in global pollination services. However, relatively little is known about these precious pollinators in the Puget Sound Region. The guide will help the community learn more about bees and their vital role in our ecosystem.
"The rapid development in our area is making a big impact on bees' habitats. Bees need dirt, not just flowers to survive. That's why it's important to understand all of the species in our area and make room for them to thrive," Executive Director Allison Rinard said. "We've partnered with SeaTac, Seattle City Light, and Boeing Everett to find land and develop new habitats for our regional bees, but we also need community involvement."
That's where you come in!
Are you ready to Meet the Bees and learn how you can help us protect Northwest pollinators for years to come? Help us raise $15,000 in 15 days June 7-June 21.
We want to empower a LOT of people to give a LITTLE and have a HUGE impact on the work happening at The Common Acre! Help up educate and inspire more and more people to protect native bees by participating. No gift is too small--we appreciate advocacy as much as cash donations!
Donation of any size -- entry to our Meet the Bees Field Guide Release Party on Thursday, June 21at Centro de la Raza.
$15 and up -- Personal social media shout out and entry to Meet the Bees.
$100 and up -- Free tickets to annual conservation workshops on our sites, entry to Meet the Bees and personal social media shout out.
$500 and up -- Private tour of our SeaTac Airport conservation and beekeeping site, free tickets to annual conservation workshops on our sites, entry to Meet the Bees and personal social media shout out.
$1,000 and up -- Private beekeeping workshop at SeaTac Airport for you and 3 friends, free tickets to annual conservation workshops on our sites, entry to Meet the Bees and personal social media shout out.