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A Call to Action and Celebration of Biodiversity 
Earth Day 1970-2020: 
A Retrospective & Next Steps


A kick-off to a series of 2020 events focused
on biodiversity and pollinators

Featuring Naturalist & Radio Host Laurie Sanders
April 1, 2020. Reception 6:00 p.m.  Keynote 7:00 p.m.
USFWS Regional Headquarters, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, MA

**NOTE: You must show 
a picture ID to attend.

Join well-known naturalist and writer Laurie Sanders for a retrospective of 50 years since the nation's first Earth Day drew a crowd of 20 million. Laurie will discuss important national and global changes and trends in environmental protection, highlight the Valley's special natural areas, and pay tribute to local people who have helped protect our landscapes and natural resources. 


Ms. Sanders is the former host and producer of Field Notes, a weekly natural history series that aired on New England Public Radio for a decade. Ms. Sanders currently works with Conservation Works and co-directs Historic Northampton. 


Event hosted by the Valley Environmental Education Collaborative: Mass Audubon, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, FirstLight Power’s Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, and W. Mass Pollinator Networks. 

Pollinator pathways in cities
and towns are needed to

  • improve habitat

  • attract a greater
    diversity of species

  • enable pollinators to
    forage more easily

  • and strengthen
    pollinators so that they are more resilient to pollution, development, and climate change.   

           Learn More and See Photos.


JOIN our exciting movement to restore, create, and expand 1,001 plantings in Western Mass that support pollinators.  List your garden location on our online map!       www.1001PollinatorGardens.org

Artwork by Nan Childs.

Our 8x10 metal "Wild for Pollinator" signs have two designs.  


Sliding scale cost: $14-$22 plus mailing. To order, contact Peggy MacLeod.  

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