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Supporting Native Pollinators in Backyards to Barnyards
The 2nd presenter in the Native Plant Expo and Marketplace (NPEM) Speaker Series is Connie Crancer from the Pollinator Partnership, the largest non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems. Her presentation will address how to enhance and create habitat in our backyards and farms using native plants that not only support native pollinators and other beneficial insects and the ecosystem services they provide, but also support ecological resiliency, healthy soils and water ways and help to mitigate a world-wide insect and pollinator decline crisis. She will include national and state educational, technical and financial resources and opportunities.

Connie has been a Michigan resident most of her life. She attended Michigan State University (BS Horticulture) and University of Michigan (MS Terrestrial Ecology) where she had a 26-year career at the UM Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. While she worked on her MS she served as a Native Plant Specialist on the Natural Areas Team. In addition to being Pollinator Partnership’s Michigan NRCS Pollinator Liaison & Project Wingspan State Coordinator, she lives and works on an active farm that focuses on sustainable, conservation-minded farming practices for pollinators, beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife.

Interested in learning more about native plants or the Speaker Series? Check out WCCD's NPEM at washtenawcd.org/npem for more info.

Feb 23, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Connie Crancer
@Pollinator Partnership
Connie has been a Michigan resident most of her life. She attended Michigan State University (BS Horticulture) and University of Michigan (MS Terrestrial Ecology) where she had a 26-year career at the UM Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. While she worked on her MS she served as a Native Plant Specialist on the Natural Areas Team. In addition to being Pollinator Partnership’s Michigan NRCS Pollinator Liaison & Project Wingspan State Coordinator, she lives and works on an active farm that focuses on sustainable, conservation-minded farming practices for pollinators, beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife.