Pollinator Projects


The District Environmental Sustainability Team has taken the lead in creating a pilot pollinator project in which all Rotarians can participate. 
The garden is located at a Boy Scout/Girl Scout Camp in Northern Berks County. The site is Camp Edmar located between Kutztown and I-78.
In the fall of 2023 the team worked with camp staff to create the garden at the camp facility. Beginning in spring 2024 the Rotarians will be called upon to help maintain the garden. Watch for announcements regarding work dates. 
This pilot pollinator project is being funded through a District Grant. 

The Environmental Sustainability Team is encouraging individual clubs to plant pollinator gardens in their communities in collaboration with county and municipal parks departments

There are an estimated 4000 native bee species in North America.  And, they need our help.

Bees and other pollinators are declining in abundance in many parts of the world largely due to intensive farming practices, mono-cropping, excessive use of agricultural chemicals, and higher temperatures associated with climate change.  This decrease in population of pollinators affects crop yields and ultimately nutrition.

One important and effective way to increase populations of pollinators like bees is for us to provide habitat for them.

Get your club involved in building native bee houses.  

Another project idea would be to replace grass lawns in parks and other public spaces with native pollinator flower gardens.  Talk to your local municipality or county about the idea.


You can learn more on these sites:

Rotarians for Bees 

Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania 

Mason Bees in the Home Garden

Great Pollinator Project 

Popcorn and Pollinators

Make Your Own Little Bee Houses

Why You Need a Bee Hotel (And how to make it)

Planting Pollinator-friendly Gardens

How to Build a Pollinator Garden

Project Pollinator: Building Gardens for Pollinators, A Comprehensive “How-to” Guide

Environmental Resources

This list contains many national, state, and local organizations, including groups that could partner with your club on a pollinator project.