Phoenix, Oregon, Places its First Bee City USA Sign

PictureL to R: Sharon Schmidt (Director of Oregon Honey Festival), Annie Drager, Theresa Syphers (Phoenix Administrative Assistant), Mayor Jeff Bellah, Judy Grillo. (Janice Dawn is not pictured.)

Concerned citizens of Phoenix, Oregon, organized to apply for Bee City USA certification earlier this year.  Among all of the other pollinator awareness and pollinator-freindly habitat activities Phoenix has done and plans to do, one requirement for certification is mounting at least one street sign to make the community aware of the municipality’s commitment. As simple as a sign may seem, it serves as a constant invitation for citizens to get involved in making the world safer for pollinators. The City of Phoenix has designated its Parks & Greenways Commission as the body responsible for pollinator matters. They plan to hold public meetings at least quarterly.

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