Project Wingspan is a three-year landscape-scale project supported by grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to the non-profit the Pollinator Partnership. Pollinator Partnership is working with a coalition of partners and dedicated volunteers to increase the quality, quantity, and connectivity of pollinator habitat across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region to support imperiled native pollinators and the vital habitat they depend on.
Project Wingspan seeks to increase monarch and rusty patched bumble bee (RPBB) habitat by building off the success of our last NFWF grant funded project ( Monarch Wings Across the Eastern Broadleaf Forest - MWAEBF) and by engaging public land managers and private land stewards throughout the 9-state target region of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin through a series of monarch habitat enhancement activities with the goal of enhancing and securing over 15,000 acres of high-quality monarch and RPBB habitat.
Volunteers will be asked to complete a training and either join or lead a seed collection team in their state. Team leads will have added responsibilities including scouting collection locations ahead of time and shipping seeds to the nursery.
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Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Signature initiatives include the NAPPC (North American Pollinator Protection Campaign), National Pollinator Week, and the Ecoregional Planting Guides.
Founded in 1997, Pollinator Partnership (P2) works with a diverse set of partners including local, regional, and national governments; corporations; universities and others that are making exceptional pollinator protection happen across North America and beyond. P2 manages various programs that promote pollinator health and provide public and private partners with the tools to get involved.
To see some of our biggest accomplishments over the years, visit https://www.pollinator.org/accomplishments.
We'll work with your schedule.
State of IllinoisSpringfield, IL62701
May 25, 2021
Must be at least 12
Orientation or Training
Time commitment will vary. All volunteers must complete the training and are asked to participate in as many seed collections as they are able to. Team leads will have additional time commitments.
All volunteers, including team leads, will be required to sign a waiver and release form.