Friday, July 25, 2014

OPERATION POLLINATOR:

I am happy to report that Rockland Country Club has been designated an “Operation Pollinator” golf course.   This program is sponsored by Syngenta and was started in the U.K.   They recently launched the program here in the United Sates.    There are currently only a few courses in the country with this distinction.    Its purpose is to promote and save our pollinators.  

·     In 1970, there were about 4 million honey bee colonies in the U.S.  In 2012 , there were approximately  2.5 million colonies, according to a national survey

 ·         Bee’s geographic ranges have diminished by 23 to 87 percent. 

 ·         Almost one- third of our global food supply depends on insect pollinators to help pollinate flowering      plants, including more than 100 North American Crop species. 

This program fits right in with the rest of our environmental efforts and helps us maintain our Audubon Certification Status.  

Mr. Lee Kozsey  presenting our new Plaque