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Downtown TC Pollinator Citizen Science Project

Learn about pollinators and help researchers by participating in this citizen science project in Downtown TC. To participate, all you have to do is count pollinators for 3 minutes at one of the flower planters that is located on E Front St. between Boardman Ave. and Union St. in downtown Traverse City. Each planter has a sign with a QR code. Scan the QR code with your phone to participate. To learn more about the project you can watch these two short videos: . For additional information contact MSU Extension Educator Nate Walton (

Downtown TC Flower Planters for Pollinators

Help the Downtown Development Authority, MSU Extension Master Gardener Program, and the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan beautify Traverse City and provide flowers for our pollinators. On June 8th at 8 AM volunteers from the community and MSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be meeting downtown to plant annual flowers in the flower planters along E Front and Union St. in downtown TC. For more information or to RSVP contact Fern Spence (

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