Owatonna May Tom Kuntz proclaimed June 19-25th as Pollinator Week in Owatonna. Back in March the Owatonna City Council passed a resolution to be a Pollinator Friendly City. This Saturday, June 29 the Steele County Master Gardeners and the Bee Friendly Environmental Alliance of Steele County will observe Pollinator Day.

The observance will be in Central Park from 8-12pm during the Farmer's Market. There will be face painting and coloring pages for children. You will also have the opportunity to sign a pledge to commit to protecting pollinators. Information about pollinators and gardening with native pollinator plants will be available. There will be a sing-a-long with Rachel Schroeder. The Master Gardeners will have a variety of native pollinator plants for sale.

This summer the Bee Friendly Environmental Alliance will be establishing a new pollinator garden on Bridge Street across for Owatonna Public Utilities.