Wednesday, May 08, 2019

City of Dunwoody designated as a Bee City

The Bee City USA program endorses commitments to create sustainable habitats for pollinators.

Dunwoody, GA – May 8, 2019 – The Dunwoody City Council voted Monday night to approve a resolution and funding to make the City of Dunwoody part of the national Bee City USA program. Initiated by the city’s sustainability committee, the designation helps educate the public about the vital role that bees and other pollinators play in our environment, and how individuals and companies can help to sustain them in a healthy habitat.

“I am very happy that Dunwoody is just the ninth city in Georgia to achieve Bee City status,” said Michael Cowan, executive director of the Dunwoody Nature Center and chair of the city’s sustainability committee. “This has been a priority for the sustainability committee. We plan to hold a community meeting soon to get others in the community involved.”

While pollinators are critical to the reproductive success of more than 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants, fruits, nuts and berries, U.S. honey bee populations are declining at an annual rate of 44 percent and more. Dunwoody joins more than 80 cities now designated across the United States as part of the program.

The Dunwoody sustainability committee will coordinate a bee pollinator celebration in conjunction with the Dunwoody Nature Center’s Butterfly Festival in August. In addition, programs are in the works to educate and encourage businesses, homeowners and schools in the planting of pollinator gardens.

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For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Jennifer Boettcher, City of Dunwoody Communications Director, at 678-382-6881 or at Jennifer.Boettcher@dunwoodyga.gov.

About the City of Dunwoody, Georgia

Dunwoody is located in metro Atlanta, in northern DeKalb County, Georgia and was officially incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008. The City of Dunwoody provides quality service to its citizens and supports the largest economic engine in the Southeast by planning in a careful and thoughtful manner. The City of Dunwoody is inventive, transparent and embraces responsible progress, tempered by the city’s rich history and strong desire to maintain a close and vibrant community atmosphere that values family life and the entrepreneurial spirit. The City of Dunwoody supports and nurtures a community dedicated to the preservation of family, education, religious institutions, and the environment.  

 

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