HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) announced Bee City USA recently renewed their Bee Campus USA certifications for their work enhancing pollinator habitats.

According to a release, UTRGV is the 50th campus to receive the designation and the first in the University of Texas System. UTRGV is one of seven in Texas.

“It points to the commitment the university community has to understanding how important pollinators are – and to making a commitment not only to just plant plants, but also to do integrated pest management and community outreach along with educating students,” said UTRGV Department of Biology assistant professor Dr. Julie Mustard in the release.

Mustard is a team member working on the Pollinator Cantina, a garden designed to attract pollinators.

The university has other sustainability initiatives.

For more information on the university’s work, click here.