The sharp decline of pollinators has made many communities sit up and take notice. The City of Roseville recently joined the growing list of Minnesota cities to adopt a pollinator-friendly resolution.
Roseville already has many established programs and practices designed to help protect pollinators, including preserving natural areas, enhancing habitat and using native plants. The City also limits its use of insecticides and herbicides in its landscaping and conducts pollinator education and outreach events.
According to the resolution adopted on June 19, Roseville will continue to follow pollinator-friendly practices and further review its use of use of insecticides, especially systemic insecticides such as Neonicotinoid (neonic). The City will also focus on planting native plants and plants favorable to bees and other pollinators in public spaces.
The resolution likewise encourages residents and businesses to implement pollinator-friendly practices, such as planting more pollinator-friendly forage, adopting organic or chemical-free lawn and landscaping practices, and reducing the use of pesticides.
For more information on Roseville’s continued efforts to be a pollinator-friendly community, visit www.cityofroseville.com/3019/Pollinators.