Bee-Friendly Towns and Campuses

Participate in exciting town projects!

Join the grassroots movement to help bees and butterflies recover!

 

Volunteer by planning, planting, and maintaining pollinator habitat. Amherst, Belchertown, and Pelham just adopted pollinator focused Town Meeting resolutions, making 12 western Mass communities supporting the health of pollinators. And Northampton, Greenfield, and Great Barrington are developing Pollinator Pathways - corridors through towns and yards where pollinator can forage and nest safely. 

Projects and Resolutions in w. Mass Towns

Residents are initiating town projects benefitting pollinators and are working to pass resolutions to adopt pollinator friendly land care practices on municipal land.  

 

These actions raise community awareness, which results in more bee-safe habitat and fewer chemicals poisoning the ecosystem.

 

Read about the town resolution process, and towns that passed resolutions like Cummington, Williamstown, Great Barrington, and others.

On our Pollinator Pathway page, read about pollinator projects in other active towns, like Northampton and Greenfield.

A leading resource for tools and ideas is the BeeCityUSA website.

COLLEGE CAMPUSES

BeeCityUSA has created it's BeeCampusUSA project through which campuses can follow a set of principles to be recognized as a certified pollinator-friendly campus. Their website is an excellent resource for tools and ideas.

 

Each and every campus in western Mass is an opportunity to expand safe pollinator habitat and to find creative solutions in the academic community. We are available to work with individuals who have connections on local campuses that want to pursue a campus certification.

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