Red Wing is now considered a community that safeguards pollinators.
The Red Wing City Council voted in May to become a Bee City USA®, joining other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators.
The vote was the culmination of efforts by the City’ Sustainability Commission to accomplish this affiliation.
Bee City USA’s mission is to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free of insecticides.
The City has designated the Sustainability Commission the facilitators for efforts to engage the community in promoting pollinator conservation.
The commission meets the fourth Tuesday of the month for meetings or workshops and invites all residents of Red Wing to offer their ideas for pollinator-friendly initiatives.
Pollinators like bumble bees, sweat bees, mason bees, honey bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, hummingbirds, and many others are responsible for the reproduction of almost ninety percent of the world's flowering plant species and one in every three bites of food we consume.