Take Action to Protect Pollinators
Looking to protect bumble bees and other pollinators from pesticides? Here is what you can do:
Join the Bring Back the Pollinators Campaign
Sign the Pollinator Protection Pledge and take action to help protect pollinators and their essential habitats! Bring Back the Pollinators is based on four simple principles that can be implemented in any landscape. Learn more.
Donate to the Xerces Society
Responding rapidly to a crisis like the Wilsonville bumble bee kill is vital but costs money. We need your support in order to respond to these types of events and be proactive in our effort to limit pesticide use across the country. Please consider donating or becoming a Xerces Society member to help protect bees today! Donate now!
Report Mass Bee Deaths
The Wilsonville bee deaths were brought to our attention by concerned citizens. If you witness a mass bee death in your community please contact your state pesticide control official and submit a report to the Xerces Society. Click here to submit a report to the EPA or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop Using Neonicotinoids in Your Garden
Used to protect against sap-sucking and leaf-chewing insects, neonicotinoids are systemic, which means they are absorbed by the plant tissues and expressed in all parts, including nectar and pollen. Unfortunately, bees, butterflies, and other flower-visiting insects are harmed by the residues.
Contact Your Representatives
Contact your Congressperson and ask them to support H.R. 2692, The Save America’s Pollinators Act, sponsored by Representatives John Conyers (MI-13) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-03). This act would suspend certain uses of neonicotinoids until the Environmental Protection Agency reviews these chemicals and makes a new determination about their proper application and safe use. This will increase pressure on the EPA to speed their review before another mass bee-die off can occur. You can also sign on to a petition in support of the act by clicking here.