Swarm Albany - Action for Pollinators

Join us for an exciting day of raising your voice to protect New York against neurotoxic neonic pesticides! This meet-up will center around the Birds and Bees Protection Act and focus on a new report on how neonics contaminate New York's soil and water—threatening birds, fish, deer, other wildlife, and even human health.

We will gather at Prime at the Plaza Café in the Concourse of the State Capitol at 11:00am. Around 11:20am, we will walk over to the Well for the press conference and mural reveal. The event will have several speakers (to be announced) and a special mural reveal by Good of the Hive artist, Matt Wiley!

After the event, please join us for group meetings with legislators!

*Schedule subject to change, please provide your email and cell number so we can keep in touch*

In New York, beekeepers have lost more than 40 percent of their bee colonies nearly every year for the past decade, and future bee losses could jeopardize farmers’ livelihoods and the state’s economy. Neurotoxic neonics pesticides are a leading culprit, but these chemicals’ harms go beyond bees. Neonics have been found in surface waters across New York State and a growing body of science links neonics to losses of birds and fish, and harms to other wildlife. Health experts also agree that neonic exposures could cause elevated risk of developmental or neurological damage in humans, particularly in infants and young children.


January 22, 2020 at 11:00am - 4pm
New York State Capitol
Albany, NY
United States
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