MCA Native Pollinator Task Force

The Mission of the Native Pollinator Task Force (NPTF) is to conserve native pollination systems by providing the specific habitat requirements and reducing threats for at-risk pollinators in the 36 communities of the Metrowest Conservation Alliance (MCA).

Learn more about restoring and conserving native pollination systems

We are launching a Native Pollinator Ambassador Program to spread the word about conserving native pollinators across the SuAsCo watershed.

We are also working on a Pollinator Preservation Garden Toolkit that provides resources for creating a garden that supports at-risk pollinators of eastern Massachusetts.

Our work is greatly influenced by the research of Dr. Robert J. Gegear, who is studying pollination systems in the watershed. Dr. Gegear is a biology professor at UMass Dartmouth and founder of The Beecology Project, a citizen science app to study foraging habits of bumblebees.

As of Spring 2020, the NPTF is represented by MCA members from these organizations:

  • Southborough Open Space Preservation Commission
  • Sudbury Valley Trustees
  • Lincoln Land Conservation Trust
  • Marlborough Conservation Commission
  • Concord Pollinator Health Advisory Committee
  • Littleton Conservation Commission

Email Matt Morris ([email protected]) to contact the NPTF.