On July 23, 2018, Eugene City Council unanimously passed Resolution #5240 to become a Bee City USA, joining more than a hundred other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators. The Council’s action is the culmination of months of effort by the Eugene Pollinator Protection Committee to accomplish this certification.
The Eugene Pollinator Protection Committee includes City of Eugene Parks and Open Space, GloryBee, Beyond Toxics, Walama Restoration Project, Xerces Society and Lane County Audubon.
For more information, email Emily Steel, Parks and Open Space Ecologist, or call 541-682-4874.
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Bee City USA began in Asheville, NC, which kicked off the program in June 2013 with their eponymous declaration. Bee City “encourages city leaders to celebrate and raise awareness of the contribution bees and other pollinators make to our world.”
Bee City helps municipalities coordinate efforts to make a difference, and also to network with each other to share information. We look forward to participating both locally and with our colleagues across the nation!