The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Program Year

2024

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Township of Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains, NJ

Joshua Losardo

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Scotch Plains is home to 25,000 residents. We are fortunate to have an active community garden, garden club, and Green Team. This in addition to our beautiful parks! Recently, we installed a pollinator garden at town hall and the library. Our parks offer residents ample space to get out in nature and many make use of our nature trail at Brookside Park as well as the Watchung Reservation which borders us.

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.
  • Engage with community garden groups and urge them to plant native milkweeds and nectar-producing plants.

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.