» UPDATE! Governor Hogan has NOT signed the Pollinator Bill!!

UPDATE: We have just learned that the final decision for Governor Hogan’s bill signing does NOT include the State Pollinator Habitat bill. The Governor is, however, signing the Solar Farm/Pollinator Habitat bill, which unfortunately does NOT restrict the use of bee-harming pesticides in pollinator habitat (allowing for pollinators to be attracted to the habitat and, if neonics and certain other pesticides are used, harmed by that habitat.) Call 410-974-3901 Today!

We’ve come so far, but there’s still one thing left to do — contact Governor Hogan today to encourage him to sign bill (SB 386/HB 830). This bill requires that designated state pollinator habitat be free of toxic pesticides known to harm bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators. This ensures we don’t harm the very species we are trying to protect.

Your voice made a real difference this year in getting this legislation passed–legislation that passed with strong bipartisan support!

Please take a moment out of your busy day to help protect pollinators in our state and ACT NOW to urge Governor Hogan to sign SB 386/HB 830 into law!


Maryland is now leading the nation on state pollinator-protecting laws. Our great Smart on Pesticides coalition and hired lobbyist were instrumental in this year’s bill passage, as they were in last year’s law.
Great news! Thanks to your support, the Maryland General Assembly has passed important legislation that will keep state pollinator habitat free of toxic pesticides!
The bill (SB 386/HB 830) requires that designated state pollinator habitat be free of toxic pesticides known to harm bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators. This ensures we don’t harm the very species we are trying to protect.
Despite many attempts to weaken the bill, it passed with strong bipartisan support.
Your voice made a real difference! We can’t thank you enough for your work to protect pollinators in our state!
Last year, your e-mails to the Governor helped make sure he allowed the bill to become law. We’ve come so far, but there’s still one thing left to do — help make sure this bill gets signed by Governor Hogan!

Please click to contact the Governor’s office today to encourage him to sign the bill!

Don’t hesitate — ACT NOW to urge Governor Hogan to sign SB 386/HB 830 into law!

–From the Maryland Pesticide Network