Grapevine City Council affirms commitment to conservation with new Bee City USA designation

Grapevine City Council approved the designation of the city as a Bee City USA affiliate May 5. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grapevine City Council approved the designation of the city as a Bee City USA affiliate May 5. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Grapevine City Council approved the designation of the city as a Bee City USA affiliate May 5. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Citing a 22-year history of championing the importance of pollinators in Grapevine, City Council designated Grapevine a Bee City USA affiliate May 5.

The designation recognizes the city's partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has included the management of over 1,000 acres of environmentally sensitive green space for native wildlife, according to the city.


The membership includes a $400 annual application fee paid out of the parks and recreation department's budget.

This move aligns the city with its conservation goals, city staff said. The resolution references mass declines in bee populations as the reason for continuing to restore and enhance local habitats for pollinators.
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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