The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Program Year

2024

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City of Prairie Village

Prairie Village, KS

Eric Mikkelson

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Prairie Village, Kansas, located in the Kansas City Metro, stands as a beacon of proactive environmental stewardship, acknowledging that local initiatives can have global impacts as the world grapples with the increasingly tangible consequences of climate change. Since 2021, the City of Prairie Village, under the guidance of the Prairie Village Environmental Committee has participated in the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors' Monarch Pledge.

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.)
  • 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.
  • Engage with Homeowners Associations (HOAs), Community Associations or neighborhood organizations to identify opportunities to plant monarch gardens and revise maintenance and mowing programs.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.