Date: 4/19/17 7:29 am From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: Tell Gov. Hogan to Protect Pollinator Habitat!
Dear Maryland Birders,
MOS is a part of the coalition to pass realistic controls on bird and pollinator-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides in MD. We need the Governor to sign another bill toward that goal. Please consider sending a message to Governor Hogan asking to sign the Pollinator Habitat bill, which will keep pesticides out of state-sponsored pollinator plots.
From foggy Denver,
Kurt Schwarz Conservation Chair Maryland Ornithological Society <krschwa1...> <kurtschwarz4...>
[image: Smart on Pesticides Maryland]Great news! Thanks to your endless support, the Maryland General Assembly has passed important legislation that will keep state pollinator habitat free of toxic pesticides!
The bill (SB 386/HB 830) requires that designated state pollinator habitat be free of toxic pesticides known to harm bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators. This ensures we don't harm the very species we are trying to protect.
Despite many attempts to weaken the bill, it passed with strong bipartisan support.
*Your voice made a real difference! We can't thank you enough for your work to protect pollinators in our state!*
Last year, your e-mails to the Governor helped make sure he allowed the Pollinator Protection Act, restricting sales of bee-harming pesticides, to become law. We've come so far, but there's still one thing left to do -- *help us make sure this bill gets signed by Governor Hogan! <http://www.capwiz.com/mpn/issues/alert/?alertid=76771626>*
-- Kurt Schwarz Ellicott City, Howard County kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com -- Kurt Schwarz Ellicott City, Howard County kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com
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