Monday, December 5, 2022

Gloucester Becomes Bee City USA Affiliate

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GLOUCESTER-Gloucester County recently announced it has become a Bee City USA affiliate, joining Newport News, which is now also an affiliate of the organization.

The goal of Bee City USA, a nonprofit organization based in Oregon, is to encourage communities across the country to sustain pollinators by providing them with a health habitat, rich in variety of native plants and free of insecticides.

“Our community has let it be known that they understand the importance of sustaining pollinators and want to make the county more pollinator-friendly,” said Sherry Kosakowski, Gloucester’s Clean Community coordinator, in a release. “If we can encourage many residents to begin planting native, pesticide-free flowering trees, shrubs and perennials, it will create large-scale change for many, many species of pollinators.”

In addition to Gloucester and Newport News, Hampton and Virginia Beach in the region are also affiliated with Bee City USA.

For more information about Gloucester’s Bee City USA program and initiatives, e-mail Gloucester’s Clean Community coordinator at or call 804-693-5370.

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