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Treasure Valley Pollinators Group Supports Declining Bee Population

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Ada Soil and Water Conservation District
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This is the "Native Idaho Plants" flower mix (one of four mixes available) that the Treasure Valley Pollinator Project will send out to folks who want to help bring more bees and butterflies to the Valley.

 

Pollinators, like bees and butterflies, are on the decline in the Treasure Valley. But a new project this spring is designed to bring those insects, and some beautiful flowers, into hundreds of backyards.

The Treasure Valley pollinator project will put 64,000 plants into the hands of people who live in the region. And not just any plants: the 32 varieties are designed to attract and feed moths, birds and other pollinators. 

Joining Idaho Matters now are Jessica Harrold, the coordinator of the new program from the Ada Soil and Water Conservation District and Josie Erskine and District Manager and owner at Peaceful Belly Farm.

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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.