National Pollinator Week runs June 18 to 24, and a team from Syngenta is traveling what’s called the Monarch Highway (most maps, however, simply refer to it as Interstate 35) to help raise awareness of the people who contribute to pollinator health and stewardship. The I-35 corridor, which stretches from Minnesota down to Texas, is recognized as the Monarch Highway because it parallels the central flyway of the monarch migration across the United States.
The approximately 1,700-mile road trip will include stops with pollinator experts at nearly a dozen locations. Their stories, photos, videos, and quotes will be shared via social media, using #OperationPollinator.
“Highlighting the many ways various individuals and organizations are helping pollinators thrive is the primary goal of this road trip,” said Caydee Savinelli, pollinator and IPM stewardship lead, Syngenta. “Pollinator health and stewardship is important to agriculture and Syngenta, and our Operation Pollinator program is making a positive impact. But caring for pollinators is much larger than any one company. Improving pollinator health and practicing good stewardship take the combined effort, support and expertise from multiple stakeholders.”