The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Monday, April 1, 2024

Program Year

2024

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City of Shavano Park

City of Shavano Park, TX

Bob Werner

Mayor

Pledge Summary

City of Shavano Park is a small city of about 3,500 located in northwest Bexar County at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, approximately twelve miles north of downtown San Antonio, and along the Olmos and Salado Creeks. Shavano Park and the rest of south-central Texas are visited annually by the migrating Monarch butterflies and home to many native wildflowers that support the species. City of Shavano Park pledges to continue education efforts that emphasize the importance of Monarch butterflies to the region's habitat and encourage the planting of native wildflowers that support Monarch butterflies by residents and businesses owners of the City.

Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • 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.
  • 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.)

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.