The National Wildlife Federation

Mayors' Monarch Pledge Reporting

Action Item ReportingRequired Section 1 of 2

Answers to the following questions are required.

Your Action Item Selections (14)Required Section 2 of 2

Action 1:

Issue a proclamation to raise awareness about the decline of the monarch butterfly and the species’ need for habitat. This proclamation must incorporate a focus on monarch conservation.
Action 2:

Launch or maintain a public communication effort to encourage residents to plant monarch gardens at their homes or in their neighborhoods. (If you have community members who speak a language other than English, we encourage you to also communicate in that language; Champion Pledges must communicate in that language.)
Action 4:

Engage with city parks and recreation, public works, sustainability, and other relevant staff to identify opportunities to revise and maintain mowing programs and milkweed / native nectar plant planting programs.
Action 5:

Engage with gardening leaders and partners (e.g., Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Nature Centers, Native Plant Society Chapters , other long-standing and influential community leaders) to support monarch butterfly conservation.
Action 10:

Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
Action 11:

Facilitate or support a milkweed seed collection and propagation effort.
Action 12:

Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
Action 15:

Launch or maintain an outdoor education program(s) (e.g., at schools, after-school programs, community centers and groups) that builds awareness and creates habitat by engaging students, educators, and the community in planting native milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program and Monarch Mission curriculum).
Action 18:

Initiate or support community science (or citizen science) efforts that help monitor monarch migration and health.
Action 19:

Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.
Action 23:

Remove milkweed from the list of noxious plants in city weed / landscaping ordinances (if applicable).
Action 24:

Change weed or mowing ordinances to allow for native prairie and plant habitats.
Action 25:

Increase the percentage of native plants, shrubs and trees that must be used in city landscaping ordinances and encourage use of milkweed, where appropriate.
Action 29:

Launch, expand, or continue one or more ordinances to reduce light pollution to benefit urban wildlife.