Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
Jola Szubielski 518-457-0752
Sean Mahar 518-402-8000

June 23, 2016

Media Advisory: New York State Announces Recommendations of the State Pollinator Task Force


    During Pollinator Awareness Week, the State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets announce the formal recommendations of the New York State Pollinator Task Force to protect and grow the State’s declining pollinator population. Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators in New York contribute more than $344 million worth of pollination services to the state annually.
    Friday June 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (press conference)
    Tour of Dyce Laboratory to follow
    Richard A. Ball, Commissioner, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
    Kenneth Lynch, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
    Ron Rausch, Director of the Environmental Management Bureau, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
    Senator Thomas O’Mara, Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Chair
    Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee
    Kathryn J. Boor, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University
    Cornell University’s Dyce Lab
    209 Freese Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850

* Media, please be advised live bees will be on site. Additionally, portions of this program will take place in the grass and appropriate footwear is encouraged *

* Please RSVP to Jola Szubielski at 518-457-0752, 518-322-2364 *

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