The National Wildlife Federation

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Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Friday, February 2, 2024

Program Year

2024

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City of Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook, AL

Stewart Welch

Mayor

Pledge Summary

Mountain Brook is a city in central Alabama, a picturesque place known for its winding, forested roads and park-like setting; a vision of its original developer Robert Jemison, Jr. and landscape architect Warren H. Manning. Among other "green" initiatives supported by Mayor Welch, he has committed to participate in efforts to save the Monarch Butterfly and support all pollinator habitats by signing the Mayor's Monarch Pledge. He looks forward to engaging the Mountain Brook community in the city's efforts to bolster the pollinator ecosystems of Alabama.

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Community Spotlight

Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

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

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Plant milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants along roadsides, medians, or public rights-of-way.
  • Launch or maintain an outdoor education program(s) (e.g., at schools, after-school programs, community centers and groups) that builds awareness and creates habitat by engaging students, educators, and the community in planting native milkweed and pollinator-friendly native nectar plants (i.e., National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program and Monarch Mission curriculum).
  • Add or maintain native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in gardens in the community.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.