At this week’s meeting, the Council will consider adopting a resolution authorizing staff to submit the application and the required fee to become a Bee City USA affiliate. In recent years, the Urban Pollinator population is on the decline due to development and pesticide exposure.

Staff is recommending the installation of pollinator gardens to create habitats to foster life cycle development and food sources for various pollinators were discussed at the meeting and well received by the Council.

The habitat gardens will include signage to provide an educational component to increase awareness of the plight of urban pollinators. The Council directed staff to move forward to join an organization that would recognize the City’s work to promote, create and maintain pollinator habitat gardens in the City.

The selected organization to join at this time is Bee City USA.