CREATING SOME BUZZ: Nature Center plans $1.7 million 'Pollinator Paradise'

Friday, March 24, 2017

"We are losing our pollinators at an alarming rate. It is an international problem," Dickinson County Conservation Board Executive Director Lee Sorenson said.

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Butterflies, bees of all kinds, hummingbirds, moths and ants are all pollinators, affecting the entire food source on planet earth.

"We are losing our pollinators at an alarming rate," Dickinson County Conservation Board Executive Director Lee Sorenson, said. "It is an international problem with a 58 percent decline in the honeybee population in the past 59 years and a 90 percent decline in monarch butterflies in the last 20 years alone."

The Dickinson County Conservation Foundation is going to do something about the problem locally. Sorenson announced the launch of a campaign to construct a $1.7 million addition to the north side of the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji.

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