City of Rome renewed for Bee City USA® Certification; Pollinator Month Events Planned
By Emma Wells
Bee City USA® has renewed the City of Rome’s certification for 2019 following a rigorous renewal application process. As a Bee City USA affiliate, the city is committed to protecting pollinators by raising awareness, establishing and enhancing habitats, and celebrating the achievements of our volunteers who lead the effort.
The month of June is Pollinator Month. The public is invited to participate in several activities during pollinator month to learn the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide pollinators with a healthy habitat.
June 6, 6:00 PM: Rome Floyd Beekeepers Association meeting at the Rome-Floyd ECO Center with Phyllis Stiles, Bee City USA Founder.
June 10, 6:30 PM: Pollinator Month Proclamation at Rome City Commission Meeting at Rome City Hall
June 12, 2:00 PM: Children’s Story time at the Rome-Floyd County Library
June 19, 7:00 PM: Pollinator Sip and Paint, at the E.C.O. Center (Registration: $40)
June 22, 8:00 AM-11:30 PM: Bee Fest at the Between the Rivers Farmers Market located at Bridgepoint Plaza
The public is encouraged to visit all of Rome’s Pollinator Gardens located throughout the city to include: E.C.O. Center, Chieftains Museum, Bailey Park beside the Rome Clocktower, As Time Goes by Garden on Clocktower Hill, and Meditation Garden at Myrtle Hill. All gardens are open daily to the public.
To stay engaged with local Bee City USA volunteer work and activities, visit the facebook page: Bee City USA-Rome, GA. Everyone is encouraged to use the #beerome when posting and sharing about Pollinator Month Activities.
For more information about Bee City USA and National Pollinator Month activities, contact Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful Program Coordinator, Emma Wells: 706-236-4456, firstname.lastname@example.org.