Congratulations, Medford residents: You live in a Bee City USA community!
Medford earned Bee City USA designation on April 4, 2019 when the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2019-23 consenting to the requirements of being a Bee City, which are:
- Establish and maintain a Bee City USA sub-committee charged with assembling and disseminating information regarding pollinator-friendly habitat and policies. (This would be accomplished by forming a sub-committee of the Parks and Recreation Commission.)
- Install and maintain at least one “Bee City USA” street sign in a prominent location.
- Create and maintain hyperlinks on the Parks and Recreation website to the City’s Bee City USA sub-committee, the signed resolution, the Bee City USA website, and summaries of the pollinator-friendly activities undertaken by the City.
- Commit to annually celebrate National Pollinator Week (third week of June) or some other appropriate event, proclamation or promotions.
Many pollinators are imperiled due to disease, pesticides, and starvation caused by habitat loss. Join us in celebrating pollinators and raising awareness of the contribution bees and butterflies make to our food supply.
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