Parks for Pollinators

The Parks for Pollinators campaign, hosted through a partnership between the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, aims to raise public awareness of the pollinator crisis and encourage local action through public parks and recreation. 

NRPA and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation are coordinating a national Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz event to engage, educate and help more people understand the importance of pollinator and native habitats in their local communities.

Locally, the City of Galveston has teamed up with the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, the Master Naturalists and Better Parks for Galveston to promote a Parks for Pollinators event this weekend, September 24-September 26.

We encourage all residents to participate by visiting our parks and getting out in the community to identify our local pollinators. 

Pollinators are a vital component of our ecosystem, and an essential link to the world’s food supply. They are responsible the reproduction of 90% of the worlds flowering plants, including 2/3 of our crops. 

Pollinators and their habitats not only support biodiversity but build resilient healthy communities by helping fight against climate change, heat island effect and water quality issues, as well as many other benefits! 

Step 1

Watch the video with directions 

Step 2

Download the iNaturalist app and in the iNaturalist app go to More |Add project |"Parks for Pollinators 2021-galveston-parks"

Step 3

Visit your favorite park and begin documenting the pollinators you find! 

Best parks to find pollinators 

  1. East End Lagoon – 1919 Boddeker Rd
  2. Corp Words Nature Sanctuary – TX 168
  3. Victory Garden / GOFM Youth Gardeners Program at Burnet – 5501 Ave S
  4. West End Dog Recreation Area – 3115 83rd Street
  5. Sandhill Crane Soccer Complex Observation Deck – 3338 7 Mile Road
  6. Lafitte’s Cove – 3503 Eckert Drive
  7. Edward and Helen Oppenheimer Bird Observatory – 13102 Stewart Road (near Settegast)
  8. Galveston Island State Park – 14901 FM 3005


Parks for Pollinators