The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Program Year

2024

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Town of Flower Mound

Flower Mound, TX

Derek France

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Located North of Grapevine Lake in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area with a population of 80,000; The Town of Flower Mound is committed to preserving the unique country atmosphere and heritage that makes Flower Mound one of the best places to live, work, and play. Through the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, the Town endeavors to further engage in the conservation of vital pollinator habitat and looks forward to a growing community effort to save the monarch butterfly.

Community Spotlight

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.)
  • Engage with gardening leaders and partners (e.g., Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Nature Centers, Native Plant Society Chapters , other long-standing and influential community leaders) to support monarch butterfly 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

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Earn or maintain recognition for being a wildlife-friendly city by participating in other wildlife and habitat conservation efforts (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program).
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.

Systems Change

  • Remove milkweed from the list of noxious plants in city weed / landscaping ordinances (if applicable).
  • Change weed or mowing ordinances to allow for native prairie and plant habitats.