Operation Pollination
Apr 16, 2021
Chris Stein - Program Mgr. National Park Service
Operation Pollination

Chris Stein of the National Park Service will be our  April 16 speaker on the topic Operation Pollination, a simple and free collaborative Rotary project to engage the community in pollinator habitat restoration and education activities.

This is a lead in to our Sunrise Environmental Sustainability Team's proposal under consideration to create a Bird & Pollinator Sanctuary between the Riverwalk and River in the Town Center. 

Chris Stein has been a park ranger with the US National Park Service for the past forty years.  He has worked in all regions of the USA helping manage national parks.  His career has taken him from the urban jungle of New York City to the rainforests of American Samoa, where he spent four years managing a rainforest and coral reef national park on three tropical volcanic islands in the South Pacific....his favorite assignment so far!  He also loves international work and feels very fortunate to have been able to provide park assistance to China, Chile, Costa Rica, Germany, Nigeria, and Tanzania.  Today he works with "large, lived-in landscapes" called National Heritage Areas and has a passion for protecting "the little things that run the world" -- our pollinators.