The REC of Grapevine is a crown jewel of the Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department. This multi-generational recreation facility offers tons of youth programs, a variety of fitness classes and more.
Bee City USA is an initiative of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, with offices across the country. 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. 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. Check out our recommended native plant species list in the Management Recommendations for Native Insect Pollinators in Texasopens PDF file , Appendix A. (Page 31)opens PDF file for Cross Timbers (pp 36-39)opens PDF file and Texas Blackland Prairies (pp 48-49)opens PDF file .
Stay tuned for information on pollinator-friendly activities the community has accomplished and our integrated pest management plan.
For more information, please contact the Bee City USA liaison, Kathy Nelson at 817.410.3394.