2022 Biodiversity Conservation: Enhancing Pollinator Habitat
With support from Toyota Motor North America, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2022 Biodiversity Conservation Grant: Enhancing Pollinator Habitats. The $200,000 in grant funding will go towards shovel-ready pollinator habitat enhancement projects on America’s public lands.
According to the nonprofit Pollinator Partnership, between 75% and 95% of all flowering plants require pollinators to grow and reproduce—over 180,000 different plant species and more than 1,200 crops. They also contribute to healthy ecosystems that provide clean air, stable soil, protection from severe weather, and habitat for other wildlife.
Habitat enhancement projects funded by this grant will directly support the creation, restoration, remediation, improvement, and protection of habitats for important pollinator species such as butterflies, bees, bats, and more. Funds will also be used to incorporate community outreach and engagement activities designed to educate the public and empower them to create and protect local pollinator habitats.
“Toyota is thrilled to partner with NEEF to enhance pollinator habitat,” said Becky Martin, manager of Environmental Sustainability at Toyota. "As part of our biodiversity strategy, we are committed to protecting pollinator species. These projects will help us meet our goal to enhance 26,000 acres of pollinator habitat in North America by 2025.”
The following grantees will receive $100,000 each to complete their pollinator habitat enhancement projects:
List of Grantees Awarded
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