The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Program Year

2024

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City of Irving

Irving, TX

Richard Stopfer

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Located in the heart of the growing Dallas-Fort Worth region, the City of Irving is home to 239,798 residents and 8,500 local and international companies. Irving's Think Green...Be Green program offers residents and businesses the resources and opportunities to learn about sustainability and environmental topics. Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer is supportive of the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge and is looking forward to creating a more pollinatorfriendly community.

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

  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Initiate or support community science (or citizen science) efforts that help monitor monarch migration and health.