Bee Campus Certification
WWU has applied to be a certified Bee Campus by the Xerces Society. This designation signifies our ongoing commitment to pollinators and the habitats in which they thrive. Certification requires a pest management plan, a habitat plan, and ongoing outreach and education efforts to engage students in beekeeping, planting pollinator-friendly gardens, and protecting pollinator species. Every year we will report back to Xerxes about our efforts to improve habitat, increase pollinator numbers, and expand our educational offerings.
Read WWU's application and documentation of our plans below. Also included are resources to empower homeowners in preservation efforts, like pollinator-friendly plant lists and local nurseries [link to application document].
Bee Campus Committee
Kristy Lee, student, Fairhaven College
Heidi Zeretzke, Grounds, Facilities Management
Sarah Neugebauer, Pest Biologist, Facilities Management
Merril Peterson, faculty, Biology
John Tuxill, faculty, Fairhaven College
Chris Harrington, Community Beekeeper
Terri Kempton, Outback Farm Manager
Bee Campus Application, IPM Plan, Habitat Plan, and Plant Lists