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
Dan Harris, Beekeeper, Master Naturalist (VA): Co-Chair
Nick Wood, Event Operations Technology Specialist, GUEST: Co-Chair
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
Jim Simon, Director of Sustainability
Tim Hatcher, Supervisor, Landscaping and Campus Grounds
Steven Ponce, Communication & Project Coordinator, Auxiliary Enterprises
Sam Anderson, Landscaper, Landscaping and Campus Grounds, Apprentice Beekeeper
Todd Coleman, Landscaper, Landscaping and Campus Grounds, Master Gardner
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.
Herbicide Information and fact sheets for the State of Washington
Pollinators and Their Protection