Bee City USA Annual Report Available
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
The annual report on Hillsborough’s pollinator-friendly activities has been posted to the website of the national Bee City USA program.
As a designated Bee City, the town works to help raise awareness of the role pollinators play in sustaining more than 75 percent of the world’s plant species and to help expand pollinator-friendly practices and environments in town.
In the past year, the town’s Public Space Division and Tree Board, in cooperation with the Hillsborough Garden Club and local volunteers, has installed pollinator-friendly gardens and landscaping in public spaces around town such as parks and parking lots. The past year also saw the installation of the town’s first “bee hotel,” an artwork designed to provide habitat for pollinators, in Gold Park, located at 415 Dimmocks Mill Road.
Other efforts have included changes to the town’s weed-control and chemical-use policies along with educational outreach that included exhibits at the Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Friday events, posting informational signs and hosting workshops.