The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Date

Friday, March 15, 2024

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Village of Port Chester

Port Chester, NY

Luis Marino


Pledge Summary

Port Chester is a Village in the Town of Rye in Westchester County, New York. The Village is a vibrant and diverse community of approximately 30,000 people situated 25 miles north of New York City. Mayor Marino is pleased to sign the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge and looks forward to engaging with residents in the creation of monarch butterfly habitat in the Village. The Mayor is aware of the importance of saving monarchs and other pollinators, and believes that encouraging the expansion of native plantings will not only benefit monarchs but all native species, as well as providing natural and beautiful spaces for Village residents

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Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • 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.
  • Facilitate or support a milkweed seed collection and propagation effort.