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Friday, March 22, 2024

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City of Parma Heights

Parma Heights, OH

Marie Gallo


Pledge Summary

This will be Mayor Gallo's third year taking the Mayors' Monarch Pledge. With six beautiful parks and 20,000 residents, Parma Heights is a prime city for caring for Monarch Butterflies. We will continue to educate others and improve the policies we have implemented to extend our resources toward the pledge's efforts.

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Mayor Gallo's Monarch Pledge

Mayor Gallo's Monarch Pledge


Ordinance No. 2022-20

On June 27th, 2022 City Council unanimously passed the amendment to chapter 678.01 in the Parma Heights codified ordinances removing ironweed & milkweed from the noxious plant list, legalizing the planting of the native species in Parma Heights.

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Spring Hill Nursery

All plants for our demonstration gardens were donated by Spring Hill Nursery in the neighboring city of Seven Hills.


April 29, 2023 Mayors' Monarch Pledge Day

On April 29th, Mayor Marie Gallo proclaimed this day as Mayors' Monarch Day in Parma Heights at our annual Earth Day Celebration!

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Pearl Road Pollinator Article

Parma Heights planted a pollinator garden on Pearl Road. The Garden consists of 6 different types of native pollinator-friendly plants and welcomes people into the Greenbrier Recreation Complex!

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2023 Mayors' Monarch Pledge Word Search

Each year, we pass out a word search with our seed packets!

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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.