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Gonzaga University becomes the first Bee Campus USA in the state of Washington.

On April 24, 2017 Gonzaga University and Bee Campus USA announced that Gonzaga University is the 25th educational institution in the nation and first in the state of Washington to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program. Gonzaga is also the first Jesuit University to become a Bee Campus USA.

Gonzaga University Bee Campus USA Committee

Chuck Faulkinberry Director, Hemmingson Center & Auxiliary Services, Beekeeper, Master Naturalist (VA)
Dr. Ellen Maccarone, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Faculty Advisor to the President
Dr. Gary Chang, Associate Professor of Biology, Insect Ecology and Biological Control
Dr. Nancy Staub, Professor of Biology, Affiliate Instructor Department of Biological Structures - University of Washington School of Medicine
Tim Hatcher, Supervisor, Landscaping and Campus Grounds
Steven Ponce, Communication & Project Coordinator, GUEST
Amy Finstrom, Sustainability Coordinator, Zag Dining
Sam Anderson, Landscaper, Landscaping and Campus Grounds, Apprentice Beekeeper
Chris Heitner, Landscaper, Landscaping and Campus Grounds, Master Gardner
Todd Coleman, Landscaper, Landscaping and Campus Grounds, Master Gardner
Danielle Duchene, Student
Mercedes Lopez, Student
May Pierce, Student
Kailee Price, Student

News

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Gonzaga News Service: With two bee apiaries at the Hemmingson Center Roof Garden and one at Bozarth Mansion, Gonzaga University has become the 25th educational institution in the nation – and first in the state of Washington – to be a certified affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal educational institutions to benefit these endangered pollinators. Read the full story

KREM: Gonzaga University recently became a certified ‘bee campus’ as part of the Bee Campus USA program. Read the full story

National Catholic Reporter: Catholic campuses use bees to teach sustainability and engage local community. Read the full story

College Choice: Bee Campuses Across the Nation are Improving the Environment for Students and Pollinators. Read the full story


Learn more about sustainability at Gonzaga.

About Bee Campus USA and Bee City USA

The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that commit to a set of practices that support pollinators, including bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, among thousands of other species. For more information about the application process for becoming a Bee Campus USA affiliate, visit their website.

Bee City USA® urges local governments, individuals, organizations, corporations, and communities to promote and establish pollinator–friendly landscapes that are free of pesticides. Since its inception in Asheville, North Carolina in 2012, many cities have been certified across the nation and many others are in the process of preparing applications. For more information about the application process for becoming a Bee City USA community, visit their website.

Resources

Herbicide Information and fact sheets for the State of Washington

Pollinators and Their Protection

Pollinator Friendly Plant Guide