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Bee City USA Subcommittee

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Send all applications for Bee City USA to Ashland Parks & Recreation
at 340 S Pioneer Street or by email to Libby VanWhye

In December 2014, the City of Ashland adopted a resolution to become a BEE CITY USA. 

The City acknowledges the importance of pollinators to healthy ecosystems, as well as to agriculture and the local economy.  Considering the dramatic declines in pollinator populations around the globe, Ashland commits to supporting bees and other pollinators on both public and private land.  In order to enhance understanding among staff and the public about the vital role that pollinators play, and what each of us can do to sustain them, the City of Ashland agrees to establish and maintain a BEE CITY USA Subcommittee, comprised of one Parks and Recreation Commissioner, one Staff Liaison, and three citizens.


Goal:The goal of BEE CITY USA is to promote healthy, sustainable habitats and communities for bees and other pollinators.


  • The Subcommittee is charged with assembling and disseminating information on the topics of pollinator-friendly habitat and policies to municipal departments, residents, businesses and developers.
  • Publicly acknowledge the community’s commitment by agreeing to a) install/maintain a BEE CITY USA street sign in a prominent location, and b) create/maintain links on appropriate pages of the municipal website which includes the BEE CITY USA liaison(s), links to a PDF of the signed Resolution, and the BEE CITY USA website, and summarizes the pollinator-friendly activities the city has undertaken or accomplished the previous year(s).
  • Commit to annually celebrate National Pollinator Week (third full week of June) or some other appropriate occasion through events, proclamations and promotions that showcase the municipalities commitment to being a BEE CITY USA affiliate.
  • Commit to annually apply for renewal of the community’s designation and submit a report of BEE CITY USA activities following the format provide.
For more information:
December 2014


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Nancy Appling Vice-Chair
Joel Heller Park Commissioner
Carolyn Hunsaker Member
Kristina Lefever Member-Chair
Albert Pepe Member
Libby VanWyhe Staff Liaison

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