The Bee City USA Subcommittee of the city of Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606 or visit

The Bee City USA Subcommittee, consisting of one Parks & Recreation commissioner, one staff liaison and at least three citizens, was created by the city in recognition of the importance of pollinators to healthy ecosystems, as well as to agriculture and the local economy.