The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Program Year

2024

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City of Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach, FL

Curtis Ford

Mayor

Pledge Summary

The City of Atlantic Beach is a small community located on a barrier island in Northeastern Florida's Duval County. The city consists of 13 square miles of which just 27 percent is land with the remainder being water. Approx. 14,000 residents make their homes in between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Tidal Marsh to the west. The city is actively engaged in sustainability and resilience programs which seek to preserve the natural beauty of our community and to protect our natural resources for the generation to come. We continue our Mayor's Monarch Pledge to educate and involve out citizens in a noble endeavor to save monarch butterfly habitats as well as promoting interest in similar programs.

Community Spotlight

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Monarch Butterfly Waystation

The City of Atlantic Beach Monarch Butterfly Waystation- located at City Hall/Jack Russell Park

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Monarch Butterfly Waystation

The City of Atlantic Beach Monarch Butterfly Waystation- located at City Hall/Jack Russell Park

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.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.

Systems Change

  • 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.