Bee Garden Project was selected as the inaugural Realtors Build a Better Block project. The Pesticide Free Bee Garden Project received the most votes in a public vote conducted in October. As the winning project, Bee Habitat, a group of local volunteers dedicated to creating pesticide-free bee gardens in Northern Nevada, will receive $2,500.

With the funds, Bee Habitat will partner with Great Basin Institute at Galena to develop a pesticide-free bee garden and pollinator school curriculum centered around the Galena Creek Visitor Center on Mt. Rose Highway in Reno. The project will include cleaning the designated park area, installing bee hotels that attract stingless mason bees, as well as implementing pesticide-free landscaping alternatives to help Washoe County employees and volunteers manage the space. The project will use bee-safe plants, as well as drought tolerant plants with minimum maintenance for county and volunteers. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2015.

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Bee Hotel at Galena Visitor Center