The National Wildlife Federation

Community Profile

Pledge Status

Active

Pledge Date

Friday, February 9, 2024

Program Year

2024

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Village of Hebron

Hebron, IL

Robert Shelton

Village President of Hebron

Pledge Summary

The Village of Hebron is located at the stateline of Northern Illinois and Wisconsin, with a population of 1300. The village is surrounded by farm community. Hebron is committed to saving the Monarch Butterflies and other pollinators with our signing of the Hebron Mayor Monarch Pledge and proudly looks forward to engaging residents in building more pollinator habitats throughout our community.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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).