Bee City USA
CBee City April-May Events
Bring Back the Pollinators: What You can do to Support Bees, Xerces Society and Lane Co. Audubon. Wednesday, April 14 at 4 p.m.
Bees and Soil: Why the regenerative agriculture movement matters to bees, with beekeepers Sarah Red-Laird and Fonta Molyneaux. Wednesday May 12 at 4 p.m.
Catch, identify, and release native pollinators alongside native bee experts.
Alton Baker Park with August Jackson from Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Wednesday, April 21 from 12-2 p.m.
Rasor Park with nature expert Rick Ahrens. Wednesday, May 5 from 12-2 p.m.
Take a walk along Amazon Parkway, enjoying spring blooms and looking for pollinators. Saturday, May 1 from 9-11 a.m.
Help us identify as many species as we can during the City Nature Challenge at Wild Iris Ridge Park. Monday, May 3
Eugene Public Library Celebrates Bees in May
Self-guided Story Walk for all ages at Alton Baker Park during the month of May.
Family Storytime on Facebook Live — May (see Eugene Public Library calendar for dates and times).
Check out more at the library: STEAM kits, reading lists, and the seed library.
Eugene Joins the National Effort
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.
- Pollinator-friendly and native plant lists:
Be a Bee Citizen
Support pollinators where you live:
- Volunteer at the City’s Native Plant Nursery
- Plant pollinator-friendly plants in your garden
- Reduce or eliminate pesticide use
- Make a house for native bees
- Take the Pollinator Protection Pledge
- Learn more about protecting bees and pollinators:
- Bring Back the Pollinators (Xerces)
About Bee City USA
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!