The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Program Year

2024

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Township of Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill, NJ

David Fleisher

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Cherry Hill Township is home to more than 70,000 residents and has taken steps to establish and preserve a variety of natural resources for the community to enjoy and experience. For more than 30 years, the Township has managed a 150+ plot Community Garden area. In recent years, the Township has established 10 pollinator gardens on Township-owned land and encouraged residents to establish pollinator gardens on their own property. Mayor Fleisher has already demonstrated a commitment to open space preservation in his short time in office and looks forward to continuing to establish pollinator gardens on Township property and educating residents on the benefits of these developments.

Community Spotlight

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Cherry Hill Environmental Board

Pollinator Garden Event

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

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • 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).