Bee City USA® has renewed Gillette’s certification for 2019 following a rigorous renewal application process.
This completed the efforts of the Campbell County Master Gardeners’ Pollinator Committee to accomplish this recertification, the facilitating committee for Gillette’s efforts to engage the community in promoting pollinator-friendliness.
Bee City USA is a national nonprofit organization that galvanizes communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free to nearly free of pesticides. Imperiled pollinators like bumble bees, honey bees, butterflies, moths, bats, hummingbirds, and others are responsible for the reproduction of ninety percent of the world's wild plant species and one in every three bites of food we consume.
Mayor, Louise Carter King said, “Our City Council understood the importance of sustaining pollinators when we voted to become a Bee City USA affiliate in 2016. We commend the Campbell County Master Gardeners’ Pollinator Committee for again achieving recertification.”
“We would like to thank the Mayor, City Council, and the City Parks Division for continuing to support the efforts of Gillette's Pollinator Committee. With the help of our volunteers and local community, we have been able to add more pollinator awareness events each year, including a Pollinator Party with the 4-H Cloverbuds and pollinator counts at the Urban Orchard. The Gillette Pollinator Committee would like to invite everyone to join us in celebrating our amazing pollinators during our 3rd Annual Gillette Pollinator Day Celebration at the Garden and Landscape Educational Expo on Saturday, April 6."
The Master Gardeners’ Pollinator Committee meetings are held throughout the year with dates and times advertised on the Campbell County Master Gardener webpage and invites all residents of Gillette to offer their ideas for pollinator-friendly initiatives. The more people and organizations involved, the sooner pollinator declines will be reversed.
To see Bee City USA affiliates’ annual reports, visit Bee City USA online.
Click here to read 2018's Bee City story.