In the News!

On RoseBud Media!

February 2021
We are elated to share this interview with Kristina Lefever on Green Living! Teresa Standstipher of Rosebud Media called to find out how to save the bees - and we told her! The short answer: Saving the bees means saving our native ecosystem. Our native bees – not European honeybees - are the ones that need our help, along with all the other pollinators.
We humans have drastically changed the landscape - through development, the use of pesticides, and planting 'exotics' - and the original ecosystem native to this place is disappearing, along with bees, butterflies, moths, and more,
impacting bird and other wildlife populations. The intricacies
of our native ecosystem is stunning.

So the best way to 'save the bees' is to consider our yards and
landscapes as ecosystems, connected to a greater whole.
Especially after the fire, we must plant native plants to
save the bees and other pollinators!
Find plant lists and other resources here.

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On You Tube!

Many thanks to Wanda Borland for making these videos possible - and professional!

2020 - In Our Gardens!

Please click here to visit Our Gardens! page and enjoy the videos about how we are transforming landscapes and gardens into pollinator havens, full of native plants all year round.

March 2019

In this short PSA, Kristina explains the harm from the use of neonicotinoids in relation to legislation submitted during the 2019 Oregon Session that would have labeled neonicotinoids Restricted Use Pesticides.  We'll try again.

April 2019
Kristina Lefever talks about pollinators, gardens, and pesticides, and why it all matters, in this 14 minute video filmed at the RVTV studio.

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July 2019
In this episode of RVTV's A FOCUS On, host Julia Babb talks with Pollinator Project Rogue Valley president, Kristina Lefever, about the things we can do to support pollinators in the Rogue Valley.

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July 2019
RVTV's A FOCUS On host, Julia Babb, and Kristina Lefever, president of Pollinator Project Rogue Valley, talk about the massive decline of our pollinating allies and the dire role pesticides play in this decline.

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July 2019

In this short PSA, Kristina and Jarrett Taylor, GIS student at SOU, share how our Rogue Buzzway Project is mapping pollinator corridors in the Rogue Valley. Please tell us where your pollinator garden is!

In the Paper!

September, 2018, Garden Beet

Kristina Lefever wrote a lovely article about the Rogue Buzzway
for the Jackson County Master Gardener Association newsletter.  




June 11, 2018, Mail Tribune

Tony Boom wrote this article, 'Project creating Rogue Valley 'buzzway map', about our Rogue Buzzway project!   

"An online pollinator corridor map is being compiled with the goal of inspiring a Rogue Valley “buzzway.”

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley is mapping pollinator-friendly landscapes with help from Southern Oregon University students and a foundation grant. Property owners are requested to complete an online questionnaire to provide data."

Read more here.

March 21, 2018, Ashland Daily Tidings

Joel Heller, Ashland Parks and Recreation Commissioner, gives
Pollinator Project Rogue Valley a shout out in his Park Views column                               
about why people shouldn't use synthetic pesticides in their landscapes.                                        Thanks, Joel!  

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On the Radio!

Listen here, as Kristina Lefever talks about ways to support our bees
and other pollinators, and 
gardens, pesticides, our Rogue Buzzway 
project, Bee City USA, the simple things people can do, and more! 
Big thanks to Jon Stewart of for the interview. 

October 9, 2018
Listen here, as Kristina Lefever and Cindy Harp talk with Lin Bernhardt of KSKQ's Animals Matter, about pets and pesticides and our Non Toxic Rogue Valley initiative.

September 14, 2018

Listen here, as Kristina Lefever talks with Lin Bernhardt of KSKQ's Animals Matter, about pollinators, gardens, and pesticides.


March 20, 2018

Listen here, as Kristina Lefever from Pollinator Project Rogue Valley, and Jarrett Taylor and Seth Campbell, students from the GIS class at SOU, have a conversation with Geoff Riley on The Jefferson Exchange. 

In The Pollinator Connection
in the Ashland Daily Tidings