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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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Village of Mamaroneck

Mamaroneck , NY

Sharon Torres


Pledge Summary

The Village of Mamaroneck is located in Southern Westchester County, NY. As a Village we pledge to improve the habitat of the Monarch Butterfly by planting native pollinator gardens throughout our Village, planting milkweed gardens and continuing to educate residents on the importance of not using pesticides planting milkweed and native nectar producing plants and leaving the leaves for overwintering insects.

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Community Spotlight


Mamaroneck Monarch Butterfly Festival

For the 2nd year in a row, we hosted a free festival for 800 residents with countless crafts and activities. Children received a passport with stickers as they completed an obstacle course symbolizing the Monarch's migration to Mexico.

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Rockland Pocket Preserve named official Park

After 18 months, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of native plants - including milkweed - The Village of Mamaroneck held a ribbon cutting for the 10,000 sq ft property that will be a nature preserve for all to enjoy!

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Pollinator Garden at Sarah Neuman Nursing Home

The Village of Mamaroneck Committee for the Environment planned and planted a native pollinator garden at Sarah Neuman Nursing home. The hope was to bring more butterflies to their almost 200 elderly and sick residents who do not leave the grounds.

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Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • 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.
  • Create a community-driven educational conservation strategy, initiative, or practice that focuses on and benefits local, underserved residents.
  • Create a community art project to enhance and promote monarch and pollinator conservation as well as cultural awareness and recognition.

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.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.
  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Host or support a monarch butterfly festival that is accessible to all residents in the community and promotes monarch and pollinator conservation, as well as cultural awareness and recognition.

Systems Change

  • Increase the percentage of native plants, shrubs and trees that must be used in city landscaping ordinances and encourage use of milkweed, where appropriate.
  • Launch, expand, or continue an effort to change municipal planting ordinances and practices to include more native milkweed and native nectar producing plants at city properties.