“I am very happy that Dunwoody is just the ninth city in Georgia to achieve Bee City status,” said Michael Cowan, executive director of the Dunwoody Nature Center and chair of the city’s sustainability committee. “This has been a priority for the sustainability committee. We plan to hold a community meeting soon to get others in the community involved.”
While pollinators are critical to the reproductive success of more than 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants, fruits, nuts and berries, U.S. honey bee populations are declining at an annual rate of 44 percent and more. Dunwoody joins more than 80 cities now designated across the United States as part of the program.