On June 20, officials from Gettysburg National Military Park, Eisenhower National Historic Site, the Gettysburg Foundation and the Dwight David Eisenhower Society signed a pledge recognizing the critical importance of pollinator habitat on public and private lands in and around Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.
The Gettysburg Foundation and other agenices signed in support of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s proclamation in support of National Pollinator Week, recognizing the National Park Service’s role in encouraging the health of resident and migratory pollinating animals in North America, an important example of collaborative conservation. The purpose of National Pollinator Week is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education and research. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center plan called for consideration of the environment, and the Gettysburg Foundation continues to think and act "green" in operating its LEED-Gold Museum and Visitor Center. The Pollinator Pledge also supports Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s proclamation in support of Pollinator Week, encouraging all citizens to protect and encourage pollinator habitats to ensure the continuation of species that are essential to our habitats, economy, and lives.
Thus far, 26 other local organizations have signed the Pledge.