The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Program Year

2024

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Village of Algonquin

Algonquin, IL

Debby Sosine

Village President

Pledge Summary

Algonquin is a town in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with a population of roughly 30,000.The city is nestled in the Fox River valley and is home to over 400 acres of restored natural area. President Sosine of Algonquin, IL has committed to saving the Monarch butterfly and other pollinators with the signing of the Mayors' Monarch Pledge and looks forward to engaging the community in establishing more pollinator habitat throughout the Village.

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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 developers, planners, landscape architects, and other community leaders and organizers engaged in planning processes to identify opportunities to create monarch habitat.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.