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Elm Grove Becomes the 105th Bee City USA in the Nation
The Elm Grove Board of Trustees unanimously voted on March 23rd, 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. This action is the culmination of months of effort by the Beautification Committee and the Elm Grove Green Team to accomplish this certification.
The Village has designated the Beautification Committee the facilitating committee for Village’s efforts to engage the community in promoting pollinator conservation. The committee meets the first Wednesday of the month in the Park View Room at the Elm Grove Village Hall and invites all residents of Elm Grove to offer their ideas for pollinator-friendly initiatives. The more people and organizations involved, the sooner pollinator declines will be reversed.
For more information about Elm Grove’s Bee City USA program, contact the Beautification Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Bee City USA, the Xerces Society or ways to help pollinators, please visit some of the Quick Links on the right.
Elm Grove's Newest Hotel
In August 2022, Harrison Filber completed his Eagle Scout project by installing a Bee Hotel at the north end of the Village Park. This project was done with the Bee City USA designation in mind with the idea coming from the Xerces Society's Pollinator-Friendly Parks publication.
We are hopeful that the creation of this Bee Hotel will help raise awareness within the community for our pollinator protection efforts. We understand that constructing nesting boxes is a useful education and demonstration activity, but not a primary conservation activity. Hopefully this project can widen the scope of our Bee City USA community involvement moving forward. The hotel will require ongoing care each year that village residents are encouraged to become involved with.