People and Butterflies gathered at Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion on a butterfly dome on Friday morning to see Gover Yared police sign a document to prevent the spread of pollen in Colorado.
SB22-199 requires a study by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources on polio protection in the state, challenges associated with indigenous pollen distribution, related ecosystems, and health and resilience in the state.
According to the draft law, the director is expected to make recommendations on how to prevent indigenous pests and how to develop education and distribution programs.
The butterfly Pavion was a clear choice to host the signing, as it was a leader in pollen research and conservation.
“Butterfly Pavilion works to nurture Indigenous people by maintaining healthy pollen distribution through programs such as Urban Priscilla, which opens up space with indigenous pollen and their habitats, and the pollen districts, which have established new pollen distribution centers in city corridors working with developers. Butterfly Pavilion Communications and Marketing Director Jennifer Kuyerman
Colorado is home to more than 950 indigenous species and 250 butterfly species that are vital to our ecosystem and livelihood. Colorado is one of the five major regions where bees and butterflies are found.
“Colorado is a great place for flowering species,” Yarger said. “One of the three bites is the pollen grains. People depend on pollen for their nutritional efficiency and food security and equality for all. .
When you signed the bill, the police joined the account sponsors.
“We’re trying to understand why we have a declining flowering population,” Lewis said. “We believe this will help the state departments develop a comprehensive plan to see what is happening and how we can improve it.”
Visit butterflies.org for more information on the butterfly tent and its function. Visit leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb22-199 to learn more about pollination.