WSUV to replace lawn with wildflower meadow to promote pollinators

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(The Columbian) People are few and far between on the Washington State University Vancouver campus these days, but a trio of graduate biology students intend to start filling the landscape with native wildflowers and the pollinators that love them. Their goal is to achieve the Bee Campus USA designation for WSUV’s 351-acre spread from the Xerces Society.

Pollinators welcome at Pitt, a new Bee Campus USA member

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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) The University of Pittsburgh recently became a member of the Bee Campus USA Network, an honor that recognizes its efforts to attract pollinators to campus as part of a larger commitment to sustainable practices. Pitt is the latest of 103 Bee Campus USA affiliates and one of five in Pennsylvania. The other four are Chatham, Penn State and Susquehanna universities and Dickinson College.

Tufts University becomes first urban Bee Campus USA in Massachusetts

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(Wicked Local Medford) Tufts University Medford-Somerville recently became the first urban educational institution in Massachusetts to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program. The university joins more than 200 other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators. “In the same way that National Parks were a new idea in the early 1900′s, urban pollinator gardens are the next frontier for conserving insect diversity in the 21st century.”